Prof. Sherry Turkle, author of The Empathy Diaries, Named 2021 National Jewish Book Award Winner
Feb 7, 2022
Winner: Autobiography and Memoir
The Krauss Family Award in Memory of Simon & Shulamith (Sofi) Goldberg
by Sherry Turkle (Penguin, 2021)
– May 24, 2021
Famed MIT professor, clinical psychologist, and leading voice on the relationship between technology and human interaction, Sherry Turkle has spent her career analyzing the emotional component of the digital world. Now she turns the lens on her own life. An only child raised in part by doting grandparents among the Russian immigrant population in post-War Brooklyn, Sherry Zimmerman’s life was mired in secrets. Her father disappeared early, but his last name didn’t. One day her mother announced that she was being adopted by her stepfather, thus Sherry Turkle was “born.” That the family never discussed any of these events is unsurprising — there was much to sweep under the rug at that time — but Sherry was forever haunted by her missing father.
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