with Craig Getting and Andrew Cunningham

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


It's a deeply moving story, but it's not uplifting. Everyone just try to be

happy, OK?