Review: Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein’s Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time

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Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time
Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein’s Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time by Richard P. Feynman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve only ever read one lucid explanation of relativity, and that was a chapter of Music of the Spheres. But Richard Feynman is a great teacher, and this is a lucid book with actual equations. I could wrap my head around this subject under his guidance. I wonder if there is a seminal textbook on the subject…

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Review: Surviving a Writer’s Life

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Surviving a Writer's Life
Surviving a Writer’s Life by Suzanne Lipsett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stumbled over this little jewel in a used book store. A great little “On Writing” book I’ve never heard of. Despite the how-to title, this is a very deep and at times dark memoir. I am so glad there is someone out there willing to bear all, both of her personal life and of her professional insecurities. The greatest lesson she imparts is that it’s okay to come into one’s own as a writer after 40, that a level of maturity and security makes one better.

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