Naked and alone, with nowhere to hide from a sadistic psychiatrist! This was the childhood of the man who would write “Wet Goddess.”
Wilhelm Reich was the 20th Century’s maddest scientist. As a child of five, Malcolm is sent to Dr. Albert Duvall, an “orgone therapist” and one of Reich’s closest associates. Neither Reich nor Malcolm’s parents suspect what ends up happening behind the locked door of Duvall’s soundproof office…
In 2010, Malcolm J. Brenner shocked the world with Wet Goddess: Recollections of a Dolphin Lover. Now he does it again with Growing Up in the Orgone Box: Secrets of a Reichian Childhood. Frightening, funny, touching and raunchy, Growing Up in the Orgone Box is the true story of a small boy trying to cope with a slowly crumbling family and a world – he’s told – that would never understand.
“Reading Growing Up in the Orgone Box feels like being inside the brain of a boy building his own enlightenment. A fascination with nature and with scientific instruments… A battle of reasoning against scams and superstitions. Bit by bit, knowledge conquering fear.
This childhood memoir is nothing short of miraculous.”
– Dr. Lucy V.