Dr. Spock

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By Thomas Maier

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Dr. Benjamin Spock is known for how he revolutionized mainstream American family life with his book Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, for the controversy caused by his psychological advice, and for his early and courageous opposition to the war in Vietnam. But, as award-winning biographer Thomas Maier uncovered through extensive interviews with Spock and his family, his personal life was filled with tragic ironies and contradictions. His family suffered through alcoholism, substance abuse, divorce, mental illness, suicide, sexual tensions, and emotional indifference. His childhood, which so infused his book and made its success possible, nevertheless seemed to prevent him from taking his own advice. Maier, for the first time, tells the complete story of Spock’s life, revealing the complicated journey of the man who said, “Trust yourself. You know more than you think.” Request Desk/Exam Copy

On Sale
Apr 29, 2003
Page Count
540 pages
Publisher
Basic Books
ISBN-13
9780465043156

Thomas Maier

About the Author

Thomas Maier is a long-time investigative reporter for Newsday in New York and has written five books, including Masters of Sex, which became an Emmy-winning Showtime drama, and most recently When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys. Maier is also a producer of the Bravo mini-series based on this book.

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