My Brief History

Author: Stephen Hawking
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  • : March 2018
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'His clarity, wit and determination are evident, his understand and good humour moving' New Scientist


My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him 'Einstein'; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of academia.


Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onwards through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time - one of the iconic books of the twentieth century.


Clear-eyed, intimate and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking's personal cosmos.


'Read it for the personal nuggets . . . but above all, it's worth reading for its message of hope' Mail on Sunday