“Never hug and kiss them, never let them sit on your lap. … The end result is a happy child. Free as air, because he has mastered the stupidly simple demands society makes upon him.”
Psychologists know best, of course, and in the 1950s they warned parents about the dangers of too much love. Besides, what was ‘love’ anyway? Just a convenient name for children seeking food and adults seeking sex. It took an outsider scientist to challenge this. When Harry Harlow began his experiments on mother love he was more than just outside the mainstream, though. He was a deeply unhappy man who knew in his gut the truth about what love — and its absence — meant, and set about to prove it. His experiments and results shocked the world.
Wire Mothers and its companion release Levitation are the first in a series of books on the science of the unscientific from G.T. Labs.
About the storytellers: Dylan Meconis was an original contributor to the groundbreaking Flight series and a nominee for the Friends of Lulu Kim Yale award. She is also a launch contributor to Girlamatic, a member of the Pants Press collective and Periscope Studio, and has been blogged just about everywhere.
In addition to being the author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller Feynman, all of Jim Ottaviani‘s books have been nominated for multiple awards, including Eisners & ALA Popular Paperback of the Year. They also receive critical praise in publications ranging (widely!) from The New York Review of Books to The Comics Journal to Physics World to Entertainment Weekly to Discover Magazine.
“This nonfiction graphic novel retelling psychologist Harry Harlow’s famous experiments is as disturbing as it is excellent.” – Publishers Weekly
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Read an excerpt from the book.