A Beautiful Mind
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    Praise for
A Beautiful Mind
    “Two paragraphs and I was hooked!” — Oliver Sacks
     
    “A brilliant book.” — David Herbert Donald
     
    “Reads like a fine novel.” — David Goodstein,
The New York Times
     
    “Powerfully affecting … a three-handkerchief read.” — Charles C. Mann,
The Wall Street Journal
     
    “A triumph of intellectual biography.” — Robert Boynton,
Newsday
     
    “Might be compared to a Rembrandt portrait, filled with somber shadows and radiant light effects… simply a beautiful book.” — Marcia Bartusiak,
The Boston Globe
     
    “A remarkable look into the arcane world of mathematics and the tragedy of madness.” — Simon Singh,
The New York Times Book Review
     
    “A narrative of compelling power.” — John Allen Paulos,
Los Angeles Times
     
    “A wonderfully absorbing puzzle.” — Claire Douglas,
Washington Post Book World
     
    “A poetical love and coming-of-age story.” — Ted Anton,
Chicago Tribune
     
    “The stuff of classic tragedy.” — Robert A. Burton,
San Jose Mercun News
     
    “A powerful story brilliantly told.” — Will St. John,
Detroit Free Press
     
    “A worthy subject and a fascinating book.” — Craig Ryan,
Portland Oregonian
     
    “A page-turner.” — Claiborne Smith,
Austin Chronicle
     
    “An arresting portrait.” — June Kinoshita,
St. Petersburg Times
     
    “The parabolic arc of an American genius … superbly and thrillingly limned.” — Will Blythe,
Mirabella
     
    “A staggering feat of writing and reporting.” — Michael J. Mandel,
BusinessWeek
     
    “Profoundly sad yet redemptive.” —
Worth Magazine
     
    “Instead of facile theories, the reader enjoys wonder and astonishment.” — Richard Dooling,
Salon
     
    “Extraordinarily moving.” — Jeremy Bernstein,
Commentary
     
    “Absolutely fascinating.” — Jim Holt,
Slate
     
    “An engrossing, ultimately uplifting book.” — Gregg Sapp,
Kirkus Reviews
     
    “Will touch any reader who understands what it means to hope — or to fear.” —
Booklist
     
    “Unique.” —
The Economist
     
    “A compelling book about a phenomenal figure.” — Rov Porter,
The Times
     
    “Unblinking yet empathic.” — Daniel Kevles,
Times Literan Supplement
     
    “A romantic human story.” — Steven McCaffery,
Irish News
     
    “Genuinely compulsive.” — Jon Oberlander,
Sunday Herald
     
    “An astonishing achievement.” — Brian Rotman,
London Review of Books
     
    “A masterpiece of oral history.” — Karl Sigmund,
Nature
     
    “Be prepared for the birth of a new culture hero.” — Peter Wilhelm,
Business Dav
     
    “I defy anyone to read Sylvia Nasar’s prologue without being moved.” — Christopher Beauman,
Broadway Ham & High
     
    “A magnificent biography.” — Roy Weintraub,
Journal of the History of Economic Thought
     
    “High drama.” — Wade Roush,
MIT Technology Review
     
    “Deeply moving.” — Paul Trachtman,
Smithsonian Magazine
     
    “Presented with grace and skill.” — Brian Hayes,
The Sciences
     
    “A must-read with something for everyone.” — Keith Devlin,
New Scientist
     
    “Fascinating, complicated, and studious.” — Mark H. Fleisher,
JAMA
     
    “A deeply moving love story, an account of the centrality of human relationships.” — Richard Wyatt and Kay Jamison,
The New England Journal of Medicine
     
    “A gripping narrative.” — Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Laureate,
The Times Higher Education Supplement

 

 
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    Copyright © 1998 by Sylvia Nasar
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