By Jonathon KeatsPosted 07.10.2005 at 8:00 pm 0 Comments
THE GENIUS FACTORY: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank By David Plotz; Random House; 288 pages; $24.95
Twenty-five years ago, a retired optometrist named Robert Graham set out to save the planet. As the inventor of unbreakable plastic eyeglass lenses, he certainly had the cash to do great good as a traditional philanthropist, building libraries, say, or endowing scholarships for disadvantaged youth. Instead the Southern California eccentric changed the world in a more un-usual way.