I’ve known Allegra Goodman since she and her husband and I were all thrust into the same rainy and damp nine months in Churchill College, Cambridge. If I’d trust anyone to observe and write about life among scientists correctly, it would be Allegra. Scientists aren’t her usual subject matter, but she’s got such a great ear for how we really speak and what we really worry about, that I know she’s got it right.
I’m only a few pages in to Intuition so far, but I’ve put aside the mess of Dan Simmons’ Olympos until I finish with Allegra’s book.
Go buy it. She’s trying to tell our story.
Over at “Living the Scientific Life“, Hedwig the Owl has a much more comprehensive review but comes to the same conclusion.
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DID ALLEGRA PUBLISH A BOOK NAMED ‘THE GOOD CHILD?’
I THOUGHT SHE DID.. THANKS.