Genie: A Scientific Tragedy

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HarperCollins, Jan 12, 1994 - Psychology - 256 pages
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The compelling story of a young woman's emergence into the world after spending her first 13 years strapped to a chair, and her rescue and exploitation by scientists hoping to gain new insight into language acquisition.

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User Review  - JanaRose1 - LibraryThing

In 1970 at the age of 13, Genie was discovered by social services in California. Strapped to a potty chair, she was raised in social isolation, hidden away from the world. When discovered she was ... Read full review

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User Review  - sophroniaborgia - LibraryThing

My copy of the book was subtitled "A Scientific Tragedy," which was a much more accurate description of the contents. Genie is the pseudonym given to a modern-day wild child who was discovered in 1970 ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Russ Rymer is a journalist who has written for The New Yorker, Harper's, and the New York Times. His first book, Genie, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Los Angles.

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