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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This book was part of my child development class and it was absolutely riveting. Genie's upbringing was horrific, but what happened after she was discovered was almost as bad. An intersting look at the windows available for development and what happens when they are missed. Read full review

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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