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The Genius Factory

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The Genius Factory by David Plotz
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Oct 10, 2006 | ISBN 9780812970524

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“[Plotz] pulls off the tricky feat of taking readers on a trip both serious and silly. . . . In between the alarming and the absurd, we also get something more, something unexpected: an ongoing, fascinating and deeply felt meditation on fatherhood and family.”Salon

“The human story is painful and brilliantly related. . . . This is not just another local tale of American freakery, this is the story of a fundamental change in our attitudes to reproduction. Unpretentious, well organised, simply and readably told, this is a fine book about the human spirit and its indomitable pursuit of error.”The Sunday Times (London)

“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 and Spook

“A moving, even tender, tribute to the multiple ways in which families are created, revised, and sustained.”Washingtonian

“Is The Genius Factory a cautionary tale? An exposé? . . . A fun, easy read? A sensitive portrayal of the lengths that people will go to create clan? The answer is all of the above.”Newsday

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