I would not read another book by Lynn Sherr unless it was recommended by a friend.Pam Ward's narration was good.
First of all, the author is a good friend of the Sally Ride. I think the author has such a high opinion of Dr. Ride that she can't be expected to write a biography that is even remotely objective.
The title of this book should have been "Sally Ride: Feminist Icon". Ms Sherr reduces the amazing life of an undoubtedly interesting person to one of a person doing the same thing that the boys did with the same or higher aptitude. Everyone knows an overachiever. The fact that Dr. Ride was really good at almost everything she did can't be the most interesting thing about her. It is obvious to most people that there are women that can do the same things that men can do.
In this book the author does not even touch on Dr. Ride's science work. You will know more about Sally Ride's love life than her scientific work. As a scientist myself, I hope that if my life ever merits a biography that my biographer would write about my scientific work.
Overall this book is an incomplete and poorly organized biography
This a very good book on the science of Richard Feynman. This is not the sort of book that you can listen to while driving and not paying attention. There are several science concepts that require concentration. I would say the book is about 65% science 35% history. If you read James Gleick's biography on Feynman(also great) there is not much more in terms of historical info. If you want more historical info read Gleick. If you want to learn about Feynman's science get this. I recommend you get both (I did).
Like others have said it reads like a check list but the info in the book is great. It makes me feel a little more optimistic about global warming
Very entertaining. I wish they would have gone a bit more in-depth.
A great insight into how both hard work and luck play an important role in success. I strongly recommended for any future parent that wants his kid to gain an advantage over other kids and therefore be more successful
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