Gin, Sex, Malaria, and the Hunt for Academic Prestige
July 30, 2019 1:49 PM   Subscribe

I need to read the article in full, but I wanted to drop in a recommendation for Euphoria by Lily King which is a fictionalized version of the Mead-Fortune-Bateson love triangle discussed in the article. It was a NY Times top-10 book of the year a few years back and I really loved it.
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 3:21 PM on July 30, 2019 [3 favorites]

This is a really great read, and I'll be sure to get the book it's drawn from. Overthinking a plate of taro root!
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 3:41 PM on July 30, 2019 [2 favorites]

I’ve read Bateson’s Steps to an Ecology of Mind, but haven’t read any Mead yet. Is she similarly accessible? What’s a good place to start?
posted by um at 4:53 PM on July 30, 2019

Margaret Mead's first and most famous book Coming of Age in Samoa is available on I would recommend checking out her autobiography Blackberry Winter. Also, her collected letters are interesting.
posted by gudrun at 10:43 AM on July 31, 2019 [1 favorite]

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