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  • Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
  • Ben Mezrich
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  • 07 February 2019
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Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History❮Download❯ ➻ Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History Author Ben Mezrich – Essayreview.co.uk Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea a romantic, albeit crazy, idea He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon Literally Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female acc Thad Roberts, a the Moon: eBook ↠ fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea a romantic, albeit crazy, idea He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon Literally Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASA past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera lined hallways and help him steal the most precious objects in the world the moon rocks But what does one do with an item so valuable that it s illegal even to own And was Thad Roberts Sex on PDF/EPUB ² undeniably gifted, picked for one of the most competitive scientific posts imaginable, a possible astronaut really what he seemed Mezrich has pored over thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts, and NASA documents and has interviewed most of the participants in the crime to reconstruct this Ocean s Eleven style heist, a madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride From the Hardcover edition.


About the Author: Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich has the Moon: eBook ↠ created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and moralityWith his newest non fiction book, Once Upon a Time in Russia, Mezrich tells his most incredible story yet A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian Oligarchs Mezrich has authored sixteen books, with a combined printing of over four million copies, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House The Inside Story of Six MIT Sex on PDF/EPUB ² Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and sold over million copies in fifteen languages His book, The Accidental Billionaires The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal debuted at on the New York Times list and spent weeks in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher and was at the on the Moon: eBook ✓ box office for two weeks, won Golden Globes for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best score, and was nominated for Oscars, winning including best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for best adapted screenplay as well.


10 thoughts on “Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

  1. says:

    Allow me to begin by firmly stating that in my oh so humble opinion having sex in a bed with a stolen moon rock in it is 1 weird and creepy not to mention potentially dangerous are moon rocks scratchy , and 2 NOT the same thing as having sex on the actual moon If you had sex on a down comforter would you run around telling people you had sex on a goose I d hope not for a whole host of reasons, but that s beside the point.It s hard to truly communicate my level of disdain dislike for this Allow me to begin by firmly stating that in my oh so humble opinion having sex in a bed with a stolen moon rock in it is 1 weird and creepy not to mention potentially dangerous are moon rocks scratchy , and 2 NOT the same thing as having sex on the actual moon If you had sex on a down comforter would you run around telling people you had sex on a goose I d hope not for a whole host of reasons, but that s beside the point.It s hard to truly communicate my level of disdain dislike for this book s real life protagonist, Thad Roberts below, left At times I felt sure that author, Ben Mezrich below, right , was being sarcastic that he was in on the joke of just what a self centered tool nozzle I have yet to find a word in the popular lexicon that really fits here Thad was being, but far be it from me to be overly forgiving Maybe it was a result of his strict Mormon upbringing, maybe he was just a douchey guy by nature, but our pal Thad intelligent though he may be defines the sort of smug, exceptionalistic thinking that makes me want to go to Mars if only to get away from other humans.Janet Mason s NYT review of the book, Supposition as Research A Sort of True Story About NASA and a Thief, nicely captures Thad s absurd ability to justify his actions Mr Roberts, while playing games with romance, geology and destiny, casually lost or destroyed 30 years research notes belonging to Dr Everett K Gibson Jr., Roberts s NASA mentor He had his moment, he lived his moment and now we re taking the baton, the book s thief argues Mezrich s description of the rationale behind it all basically came down to the idea that the world will be better off with the money going to Thad and his girlfriend Rebecca Tiffany Fowler in real life for their future scientific endeavors Is that really the best possible use of those dollars I don t know, but I also know that I don t know He wasn t stealing, he was NASA stealing Sure other people fall in love, but he was in special NASA love that we mere mortals can t possibly comprehend I m glad Thad has moved on and is contributing to the world you know, giving TED talks and such , but I couldn t help but feel like this was just something to be added to his list of exploits one of which, it would seem from the photo above, involves wind swept semi nude photo shoots on sand dunes.I ll close with a snippet from a review from Jonathon Keats at New Science Magazine, since his scientific street cred far surpasses my own also worth checking out as it references some of Mezrich s inconsistencies in the story across multiple interviews etc In the same safe as the moon rocks were Gibson s notebooks, containing 20 years of research, permanently lost when the cracked safe was dumped Roberts doesn t remember seeing them, and Mezrich nearly ignores them because they don t fit his story arc But in a tale about value and values the fate of Gibson s notes speaks volumes the true worth of those rocks is to be found in the research they generate Everett Gibson, center seated, as a grad student at the Johnson Space Center, probably not plotting how to purloin lab equipment to impress a chick

  2. says:

    I borrowed this book from the kindle lending library because there is no way I am putting money into a fund that enriches the moon rock thief Thad in any way shape or form This book is written in typical Ben Mezrich style which makes it a fun and almost believable read, and for any Johnson Space Center employee, you will laugh out loud when you read it mostly due to the lack of basic fact checking How hard was it for the editors to hire a fact checker anyway And we re not talking just exag I borrowed this book from the kindle lending library because there is no way I am putting money into a fund that enriches the moon rock thief Thad in any way shape or form This book is written in typical Ben Mezrich style which makes it a fun and almost believable read, and for any Johnson Space Center employee, you will laugh out loud when you read it mostly due to the lack of basic fact checking How hard was it for the editors to hire a fact checker anyway And we re not talking just exaggeration to make the story sound better, but actual fundamental lack of including basic facts that would be evident to anyone who took the tourist tram tour of NASA let alone talked to anyone that worked there A few of the bigger whoppers Repeated references to a 5 mph speed limit The suggestion that co op student employees would never get to go in the space shuttle simulator unless they broke in like Thad did never mind that some actually work there, and they all get tours there regularly The suggestion that the co ops are the hottest most attractive people in the universe um, sorry guys The suggesting that without Thad to lead them the other co ops would have had no social life, not known how to camp, and not had the bravery to go cliff jumping without him giving them a speech.But most importantly, this book paints Thad, who destroyed millions of dollars in NASA work that people risked their lives flying to the moon to get as some sort of misguided folk hero He s not He betrayed a trust, and he stole, a lot, just to amuse himself He s no miguided folk hero He s not even a genius I know geniuses who work at NASA, and they would have never done something so stupid I am enjoying reading the other goodreads reviews on this, but this was my favorite quote from another review And even though the story is painted as this brilliant caper and heist, you read the book and you can t help but think, What a fucking dumb ass It was interesting, further in the reviews, someone who went to prison with Thad commented and mentioned that the prison chapters also contain massive factual errors I guess its ok to take large liberties with the truth as long as it sells books.This is all my personal opinion of course

  3. says:

    Astronaut collecting moon rocksThis is a sort of true story about the July, 2002 moon rock heist pulled off by NASA intern Thad Robertsand presumably what put Thad on this foolish course.Thad RobertsThad grew up in a strict Mormon community in Utah Even so, temptation got the better of him and Thad had sex with his high school girlfriend Sonya Confessing to this when he was at the Mormon Missionary Training Center got Thad thrown out of the church and banned from his family apparently f Astronaut collecting moon rocksThis is a sort of true story about the July, 2002 moon rock heist pulled off by NASA intern Thad Robertsand presumably what put Thad on this foolish course.Thad RobertsThad grew up in a strict Mormon community in Utah Even so, temptation got the better of him and Thad had sex with his high school girlfriend Sonya Confessing to this when he was at the Mormon Missionary Training Center got Thad thrown out of the church and banned from his family apparently forever Was this the traumatic event that shaped Thad s future Who knows In any case Thad and Sonya married and Thad became a student at the University of Utah Thad Roberts at the University of UtahThad, an excellent student with a wide variety of interests, decided he wanted to be an astronaut Thus Thad made it his business to develop a wide ranging skill set including scuba diving getting a pilot s license mastering several languages space travel is international studying geology, astronomy, and physics and so on With persistence Thad made it into the highly competitive NASA intern program in Houston, Texas where he met some of the country s top scientists plus a few astronauts Thad Roberts was accepted to the intern program at NASAThad Roberts getting space shuttle training at NASABen Mezrich s writing style is creative non fiction and it s hard to know how much of the story happened as described Thus when Thad, a self described shy youth, is depicted as the star of the intern program partaking in risky pranks organizing activities like skinny dipping, cliff jumping, sky diving, rock climbing, and wild parties hob nobbing with numerous scientists and so on I don t quite believe it all Thad, who fully cooperated with this book, also seems a bit self serving when heor less justifies having an affair with fellow intern Rebecca by putting the onus on his wife Thad Roberts fell in love with a fellow NASA internAccording to Thad, Sonya who remained back in Utah became over involved with her modeling career and model friends and distanced herself from him So Thad felt no guilt about cheating I m calling shenanigans on Thad In any case Thad fell madly in love with Rebecca, and four weeks after meeting her pulled off the moon rock heist He wanted to give Rebecca the moon and of course sell the specimens for a lot of money The idea of stealing the moon rocks had been brewing in Thad s mind for quite some time The background moon rocks that have been studied used for experiments are no longer considered valuable scientific specimens In Thad s mind, therefore, it was hardly a crime to steal these trash rocks I got the impression Thad equated his heist with taking garbage out of a dumpster.In a documentary about the moon rock heist, George Cisneros plays Thad Roberts Here he is, planning the heist.Moreover, Thad wasn t new to the thief game He regularly stole fossils being prepared for storage from the University of Utah In Thad s opinion, it was a waste to hide these items away As a scientist I was appalled by this Apparently Thad never heard of specimens be it moon rocks or fossils or whatever being stored for rotating traveling displays, gifts to museums, public interest, later studies perhaps with new techniques , etc Ben Mezrich also seems oblivious to this concept, perhaps because he isn t a scientist For the moon rock theft Thad had two accomplices besides Rebecca his friends Gordon and Sandra These two come across as underdeveloped characters with unclear motivations My favorite person in the book is Axel Emmerman, the Belgian rock hound who s ostensibly going to buy the purloined moon rocks Instead, Axel alerts the FBI Axel s enthusiasm and excitement at being involved in this undercover operation is fun and infectious Belgian rock hound Axel Emmerman informed the FBI about Thad Roberts schemeIn the end, of course, Thad was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned Scene in the documentary where Thad Roberts and his accomplices are about to be nabbed by the FBIDetectives who broke the moon rocks caseThad Roberts mugshotMy overall impression of Thad is that he was an immature and thoughtless young man who cared little for anyone other than himself Perhaps the worst outcome of the heist, which involved the theft of a safe containing moon rocks and written materials, was the permanent loss of scientist Everett Gibson s notebooks which contained 30 years worth of research This debacle literally made me cry Dr Everett Gibson lost valuable research when Thad Roberts stole his notebooksFor me Mezrich s writing style is off putting, with over abundant dialog, numerous descriptions of the inner thoughts of the characters, a detailed step by step depiction of the theft and attempted sale of the moon specimens, a long description of a drunk high Gordon stumbling around on sale day all stuff that seems at least partly made up Mezrich also mentions Thad s bright green eyes and Rebecca s gorgeous face and body a few too many times In the end, I felt what should have been a really good magazine article was padded to make a book An older and maybe wiser Thad RobertsAuthor Ben Mezrich right with Thad RobertsStill though the moon rock heist is far from the crime of the century suggested by the author it s an interesting story, worth reading.You can follow my reviews at

  4. says:

    Well, a NASA intern simply steals several fragments of moon s rocks to sell them for 100,000 to improve his life and that of his girlfriend, who was his accomplice, along with the thief s best friend For me, it was an OK book, not a fantastic reading because it should have maybe about 60 pages less And besides, 2 3 of it was very slow and I just started to find the reading interesting from chapter 27 the book has 43 chapters.

  5. says:

    I had high expectations of this book It had so many of the elements I like a daring heist science outer space.It came with impeccable credentials, in the shape of a highly respected author Ben Mezrich And yet, I can t give this bookthan 2 stars And that is simply because I feel it violates one of the most central dogmas of the genre get multiple perspectives The story of Thad Roberts, a gifted NASA intern, who decided to steal some precious moon rocks from a NASA lab in ord I had high expectations of this book It had so many of the elements I like a daring heist science outer space.It came with impeccable credentials, in the shape of a highly respected author Ben Mezrich And yet, I can t give this bookthan 2 stars And that is simply because I feel it violates one of the most central dogmas of the genre get multiple perspectives The story of Thad Roberts, a gifted NASA intern, who decided to steal some precious moon rocks from a NASA lab in order to sell them and impress his new girlfriend, is just that the story of Thad I understand that he collaborated copiously with the author but he seems to have been one of the few people who did Apart from some quick comments from people who met Thad along the way, there is very little in the book that didn t seem to come from Thad himself His two accomplices refused to be interviewed for the book, and NASA personnel didn t seem too eager to be quoted either So we are left with a very one sided narrative We hear all about Thad s Sturm und Drang he even looks like a romantic hero , about how we was kicked out by his rigid Mormon parents, how he pursued three major simultaneously at college, how he became a star in the NASA coop program but when you close the back cover of the book, you realize that you are vaguely dissatisfied Too many questions remain unanswered, such as how could someone who was repeatedly described as brilliant be so stupid as to ask a stoner acquaintance how to flog moon rocks on the internet And what were his two female accomplices thinking when they wheeled that safe containing the moon rocks out of the lab that people would think this was an endearing student prank So, overall a disappointing book I am sure it will be turned into a movie that could very well be a good one Good looking young geeks tiptoeing through sterile looking lab corridors, then wild sex on a bed filled with moon rocks all of this is very suitable for the silver screen, but as a written story it leaves much to be desired At the end of the book, the person who left the biggest impression on me was not charming, untrustworthy Thad but his victim, Everett Gibson This respected NASA scientist, an expert on rocks from the moon, Mars and beyond, planted the seed for the theft in Thad s mind by a simple act of kindness and scientific mentorship he showed Thad and his visiting wife some moon rocks from the safe in his lab It was this very safe that was stolen And it turned out that the safe contained not just moon rocks, but valuable scientific notebooks as well All my sympathy went out to Dr Gibson I had none left for Thad or his accomplices At the end of the book, we hear that Dr Gibson showed his appreciation to the Belgian rock collector who alerted the FBI to the illegal merchandise being offered on the internet, by going to Antwerp and delivering a lecture on space rocks, and by arranging for an asteroid to be named after said Belgian rock collector That s class I am happy to hear that in this sad story at least one person knew how to behave with grace and dignity

  6. says:

    It s one thing to read a detailed description of a sexual encounter in a work of fiction or even in a work of non fiction, provided that the author of the piece is one of the participants in the act But reading some writer s trite and heavy handed account of sexual acts that supposedly took place between two other people Eeeeeeew Add the considerable ick factor to generally lousy writing, poor research and the author s addiction to hyperbole and stupid titles , and you have one crappy book.

  7. says:

    This is a manuscript for a movie In recent interviews Ben Mezrich has been very open about that He writes books from the very beginning in the hopes that they will be optioned for movies And it shows.Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires, the book upon which the Facebook movie The Social Network was based, went in search of his next great true story thriller What he settled on was the tale of Thad Roberts, a student enrolled in NASA s Cooperative Education Program who turned thi This is a manuscript for a movie In recent interviews Ben Mezrich has been very open about that He writes books from the very beginning in the hopes that they will be optioned for movies And it shows.Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires, the book upon which the Facebook movie The Social Network was based, went in search of his next great true story thriller What he settled on was the tale of Thad Roberts, a student enrolled in NASA s Cooperative Education Program who turned thief and decided to steal moon rocks and sell them online for easy cash The story behind Sex on the Moon itself an awful title is hyberbolically subtitled the Most Audacious Heist in History Roberts theft is by no means entitled to such an exciting description The heist itself was fairly uncomplicated and involved nothingthan a clever use of chemical dust to break an electronic combination lock and some elbow grease to drag a safe out of a room and into a car The only thing remotely remarkable about the theft is that actual moon rocks are involved Had Roberts stolen terrestrial gem stones, he would have warranted nothingthan a mention in the local news paper police blotter Mezrich has to work hard very hard to fill this thin conceit with enough volume to fill a book.And then there s the writing Which is awful This is some of the most hackneyed, rigid, trite prose I ve ever read Some examples she had given him her number It had been like rocket fuel in his bathing suit all the way home or sooner or later, the truth would be as clear as the tattoo on her thigh or Thad only knew for sure what he was feeling Which was beyond anything he could remember feeling before or suddenly, reality hit him like a Saturn V rocket to the face Ugh.Mezrich also seems to have a writing tick in which he is compelled to start sentences with Hell, as in Hell, the guy was really making a scene , Hell, he was beginning to feel loose , Hell, maybe they d all end up visiting that pristine beach , Hell, maybe the need to apologize went even further back , etc., etc This became almost comical as the pages wore on.I have to hold the editor s of this book responsible for this I don t think they read this book Here s some zingers they let slip through Matt had remembered Thad as the brilliant kind in physics classes who was willing to go further and think freer than anyone else Think freer Describing an unpleasant scene inside a federal prison Mezrich writes there was such an undercurrent of anger and subverted violence in that place Subverted violence Could he have meant submerged or supressed In another chapter, he refers to the infamous orange soil collected by the Apollo astronauts Okay, that soil was certainly _famous_, but infamous Someone needs to check the dictionary.This is a lousy book undeserving of your time Buy something else

  8. says:

    I seem to be in the minority on this one Such is life I found this whole escapade to be so damn stupid Just stupid Stupid.I will let Mara s review which is tremendous speak for me Please, have a read of it.

  9. says:

    Some reviewers have likened the true story behind Ben Mezrich s Sex on the Moon to Ocean s Eleven which I take issue with because, while Thad Roberts was smart enough to get into Houston s Johnson Space Center Cooperative Program, there was no real finesse to how he orchestrated the heist to steal used moon rocks that were destined for the trash.When I heard author Mezrich on John Tory s show on The Live Drive, I had the same reaction that most people probably had when they hear about th Some reviewers have likened the true story behind Ben Mezrich s Sex on the Moon to Ocean s Eleven which I take issue with because, while Thad Roberts was smart enough to get into Houston s Johnson Space Center Cooperative Program, there was no real finesse to how he orchestrated the heist to steal used moon rocks that were destined for the trash.When I heard author Mezrich on John Tory s show on The Live Drive, I had the same reaction that most people probably had when they hear about this true story.What s impressive is that Roberts carried off the heist what s not so impressive is that it was embarrassingly easy to do so.He carries off the heist with the help of two younger female accomplices one of whom is a new girlfriend he quickly becomes infatuated with and manages to grab samples from every single moon landing in human history and a Mars meteor, to boot.Technically, even though NASA considered these samples trash because they d been used in various experiments, they were still national treasures illegal to own and illegal to sell.And even though the story is painted as this brilliant caper and heist, you read the book and you can t help but think, What a fucking dumb ass when he actually tried to sell the samples Which one reviewer aptly likened in size to a medium sized banana The book claims that Thad did it because he wanted to give his new girlfriend the moon he stuffs the moon samples under a mattress in the hotel they re staying at and they wind up having sex on top of it hence the title but that s pretty weak sauce when it comes to explaining why he did it.The guy was actually going to sell it for a measly 100,000.Are you kidding me The book was okay Mezrich also wrote Accidental Billionaires, which was the basis for the movie, The Social Network The true story is interesting, the book was readable, but I still feel like it could have been told in acompelling way and I fully realize I m probably in the minority when I write that

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    The story itself is pretty interesting it took some smarts for this guy to steal real true moon rocks direct from NASA But the book was abysmally written From the movie scene style descriptions to the book jacket Catch Me If You Can meets some other movie I can t remember it s obvious the author and publisher were just trying to get this made into a movie didn t really care whether it was actually written well The research seemed shoddy, too The author cites people who didn The story itself is pretty interesting it took some smarts for this guy to steal real true moon rocks direct from NASA But the book was abysmally written From the movie scene style descriptions to the book jacket Catch Me If You Can meets some other movie I can t remember it s obvious the author and publisher were just trying to get this made into a movie didn t really care whether it was actually written well The research seemed shoddy, too The author cites people who didn t want to be named, but there are still gaps For instance, it doesn t appear that he ever tried to go back and contact the criminal s parents or the two woman who pulled the heist with this guy And if he did try to contact them, he d have been within his journalistic rights at least to say they had no comment so he wouldn t just leave us wondering what the heck happened to the rest of the members of the story It sounds like he just let the main character vomit his story out onto a manuscript and then ran with the thing unedited I picked this up on a whim at the library should have left well enough alone

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