Data Baby: My Life in a Psychological Experiment


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Legacy Lit
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Susannah Breslin is a freelance journalist and a senior contributor. From 2018 to 2019, she was the Lawrence Grauman Jr. Post-graduate Fellow at U.C. Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program. Her reporting and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Harper's Bazaar, The Daily Beast, Salon, Newsweek, The Guardian, and Variety, among other media outlets. She holds a B.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. from the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


"Data Baby is the riveting story of a long-term psychological study and its impact on Breslin's life, a compelling story in itself. An utterly fascinating read."--Elizabeth Crane, author of This Story Will Change: After the Happily Ever After
"Breslin's compelling memoir reminds us that psych data are made of people. Data Baby also brilliantly highlights how the making of data shapes the stories of the people being observed."--danah boyd, author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
"As she examines the dark side of experimentation on human subjects, Breslin also asks disturbing questions about the consequences modern data-gathering will have on future generations. An intelligently provocative memoir and investigation."--Kirkus Reviews
"Fascinating . . . Unpicking thorny questions about determinism and the ethics of human experimentation, Breslin attacks her subject with verve and wit, resisting woe-is-me solipsism without defanging her critiques of the study that rocked her life. It's gripping stuff."--Publishers Weekly (Starred)
"A thought-provoking, ridiculously propulsive book."--Glober & Mail