BRC Book Group Discussion, January 28
For our next book, our book group “regulars” have selected Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. This probably isn’t “light” Holiday reading, but surely it will impress your gift givers if you put it on your Holiday gift wish list! Note: for some of you “non-fiction only readers,” this is the perfect opportunity to experience our friendly (and smart) discussion group.
Thanks to Elaine Heller, our host for the next BRC Book Group Discussion on Wednesday, January 28, from 7:00-9:00PM. Our discussion leader will be Judd Lees. All interested persons, please mark your calendars and RSVP to Margaret Doman if you (your partner?) plan on participating. If you have an EVEN BIRTH YEAR, please bring a bottle of wine to share.
EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE:
By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.
How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.
Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.
These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.