Stephen Hawking, the brilliant cosmologist and author of the ten-million-copy bestseller "A Brief History of Time, " at last tells the story of his own life. This concise memoir covers Hawking's postwar childhood in London, his undergraduate years at Oxford, his diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of twenty-one, and his transformation into the explorer and explainer of the universe that we all know today. Written with wit, humility, and warmth, "My Brief History" candidly examines a life well lived, including insight into Hawking's marriages and family, as well as a portrait of his intellectual evolution, adding up to an unprecedented glimpse of what it feels like to be one of the most world-changing people of our time.
About the Author
Stephen Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years. He is the author of several books, including the worldwide publishing phenomenon A Brief History of Time, A Briefer History of Time (written with Leonard Mlodinow), The Universe in a Nutshell, The Illustrated A Brief History of Time, and the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes.