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Driving Mr. Albert

A Trip Across America With Einstein"s Brain

by Michael Paterniti

  • 341 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social Scientists & Psychologists,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography,
  • Brain,
  • Dissection,
  • Kansas,
  • Pathologists,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatSchool & Library Binding
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9420654M
    ISBN 100613656539
    ISBN 109780613656535

    Driving Mr. Albert: a trip across America with Einstein's brain. [Michael Paterniti] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create 'It's impossible to put this book down.   Except, as Paterniti’s delightful memoir Driving Mr. Albert attests, it wasn’t an LSD-induced hallucination. The pathologist, Thomas Harvey, was on duty the night Einstein died, and obeying.


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Part travelogue, part memoir, part history, part biography, and part meditation, Driving Mr. Albert is one of the most unique road trips in modern literature. From the Back Cover "Eccentric, implausible, hilarious, infuriating, and ultimately mesmerizing." -- The Washington Post Book WorldCited by: Michael Paterniti's "Driving Mr.

Driving Mr. Albert book Albert" [] is an examination of the cost and curse of celebrity. The book focuses around Professor Albert Einstein and Doctor Thomas When I was growing up in the s and 60s, Albert Einstein was one of the two dead celebrities/ heroes that we all knew/5.

Driving Mr. Albert chronicles the adventures of an unlikely threesome--a freelance writer, an elderly pathologist, and Albert Einstein's brain--on a cross-country expedition intended to set the story of this specimen-cum-relic straight once and for all.

After Thomas Harvey performed Einstein's autopsy inhe made off with the key body part/5(). Michael Paterniti won the National Magazine Award for his article "Driving Mr. Albert," which was first published in Harper's Magazine.

A former executive editor of Outside, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Details, and Esquire, where he is writer-at-large. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife and son/5.

Michael Paterniti won the National Magazine Award for his article "Driving Mr. Albert," which was first published in Harper's Magazine.

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Read the Review. Albert Einstein's brain floats in a Tupperware bowl in a gray duffel bag in the trunk of a Buick Skylark barreling across America. Driving the car is journalist Michael Paterniti.

Sitting next to him is an eighty-four-year-old pathologist named Thomas Harvey, who performed the autopsy on Einstein in -- then simply removed the brain and took it home.

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DRIVING MR. ALBERT. A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain. by Michael Paterniti. BUY NOW FROM The tone of the book is established right away: Paterniti is a bit of a smartass, a would-be Hunter Thompson in search of a guru of gonzo, and what better guru than the man who saved Einstein’s brain.

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th Author: Michael Paterniti. In Walter Isaacson's new biography, Einstein: His Life and Universe, he recommends Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain by Michael Paterniti.

This book is filled with interesting facts, great observations, but above all, it's a fun read. Driving Mr. Albert reminds me of the oddball travelogues I've come to enjoy /5(). Driving Mr. Albert A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain by Michael Paterniti ARJ2 Chapter: Evolution of Consciousness Published by Random House/NY in A.

This extraordinary travel book tells the true story of how in writer Michael Paterniti agreed to take a road trip from New Jersey to California, reuniting the preserved brain of the great scientist Albert Einstein () with his granddaughter Evelyn.

Driving Mr. Albert is lyrical and comical, witty and bitter, and dazzling at times. The most unusual of subjects is presented in clear, heartfelt prose that made this reader glad he was along for the ride.

James Neal Webb is no Einstein, but he is smart enough to pick good books to review. I read this book in a single day, laughing out loud every few pages and ignoring incoming phonecalls, visitors, and mealtimes along the way--whatever might come between me and Driving Mr.

Albert. It's a quirky, sweet, smart, and sometimes sad tale built on the backs of three great characters--Michael Paterniti, Dr. Harvey, and Einstein's by: Description of the book "Driving Mr Albert": This extraordinary travel book tells the true story of how in writer Michael Paterniti agreed to take a road trip from New Jersey to California, reuniting the preserved brain of the great scientist Albert Einstein () with his granddaughter Evelyn.

Driving Mr. Albert is a fun little book, well-written though fairly shallow. It is, finally, nothing more than a puffed-up magazine piece. It is a good read, but there's too little to it to truly satisfy. The much more interesting story -- and the book we look forward to reading in a few years time -- is the saga and unlikely success of this story.

In Driving Mr. Albert, Paterniti tackles the tough job of stretching his award-winning Harper’s story about the legend of Albert Einstein’s brain to the length of a book. He does so with much. Driving Mr.

Albert | "A splendid peek into the weird side of American life. Driving Mr. Albert is a work of uncommon intelligence." --Newsweek"One of the most fascinating and memorable road trips since Kerouac's On the Road." --The Denver PostAlbert Einstein's brain floats in a Tupperware bowl in a gray duffel bag in the trunk of a Buick Skylark barreling across America.

Paterniti discussed his book Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain, published by Dell. Based on an award-winning article for Harper’s magazine, a reporter. In Driving Mr. Albert, those tangents function as the redeemer of a failed plot and not the segue between arcs of the story.

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Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Driving Mr. Albert; Author Paterniti drives Dr Thomas Harvey across the U.S. from New Jersey to California by way of Kansas and many strange and special stops in-between.

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Free shipping for many products. And riding along as the imaginary fourth passenger is Einstein himself, an id-driven genius, the original galactic slacker with his head in the stars. Part travelogue, part memoir, part history, part biography, and part meditation, Driving Mr. Albert is one of the most unique road trips in modern literature.

-- from the first chapter of 'Driving Mr. Albert' ''I first heard the story of Albert Einstein's brain as an urban myth too weird to believe,'' Paterniti recalls.

But eventually he manages to track down the truth of the story, and to meet Harvey himself, living with his year-old-girfriend (and with Einstein's year-old brain) in a ranch. Get this from a library. Driving Mr. Albert: a trip across America with Einstein's brain.

[Michael Paterniti] -- "Part travelogue, part memoir, part history, part biography, and part meditation," the author recounts his trip form New Jersey to California to return Einstein's brain to his relatives. "Driving Mr. Albert" was initially published as a magazine piece, and in a narrative sense, it comes up a bit short as a full-fledged book.

But it's a great magazine piece, and a surprisingly powerful and entertaining story. Paterniti is a very fine writer, and he showed amazing, almost inspirational, enterprise in getting to Einstein's brain. All preface to the fact that Driving Mr. Albert is a nice book with a fascinating premise.

But the book's occasional dippings into the life of its author - his personal fears and concerns - seem a bit too introspective and really don't help the text tell the story that is eventually told/5(15).

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Albert: A Trip Across America With Einstein's Brain by Michael Paterniti (paperback edition by Delta, pages, $, ). Throughout "Driving Mr. Albert" (I guess the title is a play on "Driving Miss Daisy," which has next to nothing in common with this book), Paterniti's instinctive skepticism remains at cross.Albert has sex with Celie in a callous and uncaring way.

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