As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

by JOHN COLAPINTO | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0060929596 Global Overview for this book
Registered by futurecat of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 9/7/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, September 07, 2014
An in-depth look at the case that was key to the nurture theory of gender for so long, before being largely discredited. It's a fascinating story, not just about the dreadful effects on the life of David Reimer, who suffered at the hands of well-meaning but misguided scientists, but also about how science can go horribly wrong when ego gets in the way of evidence.

The author (as he admits in the afterword) sometimes goes too far the other way, over-emphasising the nature side of the nature-nurture mix, which makes the book seem biased in places, but generally he does a good job of explaining the motivations on both sides of the debate.

I didn't realise until discussing the book with a friend later that John Money, the psychologist at the heart of it all, is the same John Money who was instrumental in having Janet Frame committed.

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Journal Entry 2 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, November 14, 2014
A subject I am interested in thanks.

Journal Entry 3 by futurecat at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, November 16, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (11/14/2014 UTC) at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Put on the table at the meetup with the Wellington bookcrossers.

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Very interesting- shame the villan was a New Zealander.

Journal Entry 5 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Nundah Village in Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (4/26/2015 UTC) at Nundah Village in Brisbane, Queensland Australia

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Hoping to make the meets while on holiday

Journal Entry 6 by wombles at Caboolture, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Thanks for the box of books Edwardstreet, I will take most of them to next months meetup in Brisbane. Sorry you couldn't make it, hope you enjoyed your visit to Qld.

Journal Entry 7 by kidwrangler at Gold Coast, Queensland Australia on Sunday, May 24, 2015
Picked up today at Bris BC meet. Looks intriguing and will go on Mt TBR. Thanks for sharing :)

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