The Genius Factory

by David Plotz

A very entertaining story about the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank.  It is well researched with interviews with ex-employees, donors, the sperm babies and their mothers, in addition to the rich background information on eugenics and the sperm bank’s founders. 

It is chilling to read that the eugenics science in America has inspired Hitler’s genocide.  It is also sad and ironic how some sperm babies and their mothers may long to know and meet the donor as part of the family, while the donor could have no more thoughts than a porn star and a few hundred bucks pocket money when he produces that precious semen.

David Plotz is a witty and compassionate writer. 

Published in: on August 17, 2007 at 4:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

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