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Making a ‘Beautiful Mind’

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/making_a_beautiful_mind_20020208

When Akiva Goldsman was growing up in Brooklyn Heights, his playmates were the mentally ill children who lived in the group home his parents had founded in their rambling old brownstone. The children suffered from autism and schizophrenia -- weeping and raging were de rigeuer -- but Goldsman, the only child of Jewish psychotherapists, regarded them as "just my peers."

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