Episode 025 - Flowers for Algernon
Intelligence is a wonderful thing, but as this week's book shows us it isn't the only thing. In Daniel Keyes' classic, developmentally disabled man Charlie Gordon is transformed into a genius basically overnight, but his emotional growth can't quite keep pace with his intellectual growth. It doesn't help matters that his transformation ultimately proves to be temporary.
It's a deeply moving story, but it's not uplifting. Everyone just try to be happy, OK?