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Ridicule That's Getting On Our Nerds

NERDS Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them By David Anderegg Tarcher/Penguin. 274 pp. $24.95 On this New Year's Day, spare a thought for the hapless nerd. Clad in too-short, too-tight pants, armed with a pocket protector, glasses firmly taped together and pimples unpopped, the nerds of this ...

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