When Larry David went at Elon
5 nuggets from the new Isaacson book.
Walter Isaacson’s 615-page tome on Elon Musk drops today.
Pre-publication buzz has centered around Isaacson’s pull-back of his provocative reporting that Musk cut off the Ukrainian military’s access to Starlink amid a covert drone strike against Russia. And early reviewers have already raised whether Isaacson became too cozy with and enamoured by his subject.
But the book is still full of useful vignettes about the world’s most ambitious and spellbinding technocrat.
Here are 5 fun ones I found involving Larry David, Grimes, Donald Trump, Linda Yaccarino and Amber Heard.
L.D. VS. ELON: At Ari Emanuel’s 2022 wedding, Musk was seated at the table of Curb Your Enthusiam’s Larry David, who Isaacson describes as “fuming” at the Tesla and Twitter head. “Do you just want to murder kids in schools?,” David asked Musk. “No, no. I’m anti-kid murder,” Musk replied. “Then, how could you..