Fired from the Experiment

Today’s Salon features a fascinating interview with Elizabeth Hess, the author of Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human. As Salon describes it, the book is about a chimp who was “raised like a son by a New York City family as part of a language experiment, [but] Nim Chimpsky was shipped away when funds ran out.”

The book was selected recently by USA Today in a roundup of animal titles. It was also reviewed in the Seattle Times (“a story every bit as stirring and elaborate as that of a famous person”) and the Christian Science Monitor (“about as poignant an animal story as you can get. The neglect Nim suffered… is heartbreaking. And yet in many ways reading about him remains a joyous experience.”)

Significant holds are building in some areas.


  • Hardcover: $23.00
  • Publisher: Bantam (February 26, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0553803832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553803839

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