Monday, March 26, 2007

A new biography of Albert Einstein

Einstein and women are a complicated story, and Isaacson doesn’t attempt to tell it all. There were a number of extramarital relationships; how many of them tipped from companionship into sex is, like the electron, difficult to measure.

That's from this wonderful New Yorker review by John Updike of Walter Isaacson's Einstein: His Life and Universe.


  1. Wavefunction said...

    It's amusing that people are still willing to take the pains to pen another biography of Einstein. Almost every possible aspect of his life has been written about ad nauseum. You would think there's nothing more would be interesting to see if Isaacson adds something new, which he probably would not. His biography of Benjamin Franklin is quite readable by the way.