Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ABC Wednesday - E is for Einstein



Some geniuses live in my heart, like Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Monteiro Lobato... and Einstein. When I was a little girl, I found the image of that funny scientist in an old magazine, and immediately cut it off and glued it to my bedroom's wall, for my mom's despair. I still have this photo, like so many other fans. All his theories, his funny, sad and weird stories, his controverse life have always fascinated me, and I ended up buying books to quenche my thirst about him. One of the most intriguing and curious ones for those who loves this myth is this:

Possessing Genius, by Carolyn Abraham, tells the crazy trip his brain had, taken up and down until being finally let alone and examined by specialists. The absurd treatment it had, told along the book, shows how insane people can be sometimes, and it made me feel sad for the man who tried to keep it "safe" from others. It's a great book for fans and those who, like me, love trivias and backstage info. Maybe for others, it will be a bit boring.

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9 comentários:

Mar said...

Clever take on the theme...
I have a shopping bag with Einstein on it, maybe they were thinking about "smart shopping" :)

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jennielee226 said...

he is quite a character. It would have been fun to live during his time... well other than that whole world war thing.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Glued!!! Your mom must have been horrified. He is fun looking. :)

Miss_Yves said...

Great choice !

jay said...

I am fond of Einstein, too! I've never heard of that book, and might have to look out for it. Looks interesting.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Roger Owen Green said...

We have a fun book called Einstein's Refrigerator, about strange/usual events.
Did you know he is one of the 15 riches dead celebrities? It's the licensing of his image, mostly.

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent E! I haven't read this book so I'll be watching for it.

Ladyinblue said...

Very good choice, E as in Einstein ;)
Very smart!
Have a great weekend/
Ulla & Brian Sweden

Bridgett said...

I'll confess, I don't know much about the man other than the basics. This book sounds interesting though....