**Best Business Books of 2003**
**Book of the Month**
Popular Science, July 2003
**Outstanding Book Award, Honorable Mention**
American Society of Journalists & Authors
FROM the REVIEWS
"An almost voyeuristic account of the process of turning invention into product, all of it recorded in intimate, soul-baring detail."
--Merritt Ierley, Washington Post
"The early chapters of Code Name Ginger are rich with stories about Mr. Kamen's zany brilliance and showmanship."
--George Anders, Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating account of the messy process of innovation."
--Steve Lohr, New York Times
"Transforms what could have been a dryly technical and arcane tale into one of delight and discovery."
--Richard Pachter, Miami Herald
"A modern drama with a Shakespearean hero in the visionary inventor whose character flaws undermine his ultimate goal to – yes – change the world. . . . the book is also a thriller in the guise of a business book."
--Candace Stuart, Small Times
"It's captivating to watch Kamen unleash his Thomas Edison-meets-P.T. Barnum shtick on the likes of investors Jeff Bezos, John Doerr, and Steve Jobs."
--John Godfrey, Fortune
"What really makes the book’s engine rev is the outsized personality of Dean Kamen, and the clash of titans that ensues when innovation rams straight into the bottom line."
--Marc Weingarten, New York Observer
"Kemper is eventually tossed out of Kamen’s paradise of innovation prior to the Segway’s launch. But before he is expelled, we are treated to a page-turner."
--Randy Komisar, strategy+business
"An intense, highly readable book."
--Steve Powers, San Jose Mercury News
"Ginger’s Jim Jones is Dean Kamen, a charismatic corporate showman straight out of central casting — it’s as if Steve Jobs and P.T. Barnum had been frappéed in a blender."
--Kim Rollins, MSNBC.com
"The book's portrayal of the passionate, eccentric subculture of engineering is fascinating."
--Joshua Glenn, Boston Globe
"Eye-opening and heartbreaking.”
"A fascinating look at innovation, genius, control, and the clash of humans in a workplace."
--Harvey Schacter, Globe and Mail
"What really comes through is the passion and energy of the people working on the project, the brilliance of its unconventional and visionary founder, and the ability of their product and their enthusiasm for it to make converts of even the most jaded businessmen."
--Dave Karlotski, Hippo Press
"The resulting book is, for one thing, a fascinating look at how a brand-new thing goes from flash of insight to factory assembly line. . . . Kemper's time with Kamen gave him rare detail for journalism like this."
--Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press
"It's a riveting book for me, as an entrepreneur, business person, and engineer."
--Dan Bricklin, inventor of the electronic spreadsheet