The Genius Factory: Unravelling the Mystery of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank

Author:   David Plotz
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster
Edition:   New edition
ISBN:  

9781416522102


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   02 May 2006
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   David Plotz
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster
Imprint:   Simon & Schuster
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.198kg
ISBN:  

9781416522102


ISBN 10:   1416522107
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   02 May 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Advance praise The Genius Factory The Genius Factory is a riveting account of a truly bizarre episode in American history- Robert Graham' s crusade to save the human race. David Plotz has written a superb book about the quest for genius, and, ultimately, family. - Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point I want to start a terrific writers sperm bank, and the first seed I want in the inventory is David Plotz' s. Plotz has it all. He' s an incredible, unstoppable reporter- unrelenting yet always fair and compassionate- and a deft, witty writer. Plotz' s account of the Nobel Prize sperm bank is an absorbing, surprising, deeply human tale of deceit and megalomania, of hopes and dreams and eugenics gone wild. - Mary Roach, author of Stiff One part detective story, one part cultural snapshot, and one part just plain weird, the tale of California' s infamous Nobel Prize sperm bank is unexpectedly enthralling. David Plotz gives us the science, the business, the ambitions, and most especially the people: from founders to donors to mothers and children. A marvelous and thoroughly engaging read. - Atul Gawande, author of Complications If it weren' t so disturbingly true, The Genius Factory would be a gripping work of science fiction. David Plotz' s terrific reporting uncovers one man' s quest to ' improve' the species and its complex, touching, troubling, very human repercussions. - Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World ofCompetitive Scrabble Players From the Hardcover edition.


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David Plotz is Deputy Editor of Slate.com. He lives in Washington, DC, and this is his first book.

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