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A fascinating study of a radical experiment in human breeding describes the recruitment of Nobel Prize winners and other accomplished men as donors to a genius sperm bank, whose mission was to breed a cadre of brilliant scientists and leaders, profiling both a number of the donors and the children fathered through the sperm bank. 30,000 first printing.
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 of Competitive Scrabble Players
David Plotz is deputy editor of the online magazine Slate. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.
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