The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, Mit, and the Fight for Women in Science

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Price
$30.00  $27.90
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
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Pages
432
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.0 X 1.5 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982131838

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About the Author
Kate Zernike has been a reporter for The New York Times since 2000. She was a member of the team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for stories about al-Qaeda before and after the 9/11 terror attacks. She was previously a reporter for The Boston Globe, where she broke the story of MIT's admission that it had discriminated against women on its faculty, on which The Exceptions is based. The daughter and granddaughter of scientists, she is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and sons.
Reviews
"Excellent and infuriating."--The New York Times

"Zernike, a wonderful storyteller, seamlessly weaves together contemporary events, facts
and statistics, and telling anecdotes... Zernike's profile of Nancy Hopkins provides brilliant inspiration."--Booklist (starred review)

"A fascinating, heartening account of successful advocacy in the scientific and academic communities."--Kirkus (starred review)

"What Nancy Hopkins achieved is exceptional--in science of course, but more broadly in society. What Kate Zernike has achieved in this brilliant book is also exceptional--a condemnation of the treatment of women in science and a riveting story about the drive to pursue science."--Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winner The Emperor of All Maladies and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Gene

"A blistering, brave, heartbreaking, and heartening account of brilliant women and the world-changing power of sisterhood and science."
--Janice P. Nimura, author of The Doctors Blackwell

"A gripping case study of the horrors and triumphs of the gender revolution in science."--Mahzarin R. Banaji, co-author of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

"A story I wouldn't believe except that it's true, told by the reporter who broke it first." -- Angela Duckworth, author of Grit

"A stunning account of discrimination against women scientists."--Kenneth R. Manning, author of Black Apollo of Science

"Two decades ago, MIT recognized the gender inequality in its faculty and publicly began an effort to address the situation. This well researched and well written book tells that story and places it in an historical and national context."--Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams

"Equally gifted as both reporter and storyteller, Kate Zernike has given us a book that is always engaging, at times shocking, and in the end thrilling. The Exceptions is exceptional."--Daniel Okrent, author of The Guarded Gate and Last Call

"A page-turner. Poignant. Infuriating. Inspirational. I read it and was reminded that this work needs to be taken up by each new generation of women in the workplace."--Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, MIT; author of Reclaiming Conversation and The Empathy Diaries