Travelling to Infinity (Paperback)

My Life with Stephen

By Jane Hawking

Alma Books, 9781846880650, 488pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

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Description

Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and author of the scientific bestseller "A Brief History of Time, "which sold more than25 million copies. In this compelling memoir, his first wife, Jane Hawking, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen's academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motor neurone disease. Jane's candid account of trying to balance his 24-hour care with the needs of their growing family reveals the inner-strength of the author, whilethe self-evident character and achievements of her husband make for an incredible tale presented with unflinching honesty.Jane's candor is no less evident when the marriage finally ends in a high-profile meltdown, with Stephen leaving Jane for one of his nurses andJane marrying an old family friend. In this exceptionally open, moving, and often funny memoir, Jane Hawking confronts not only the acutely complicated and painful dilemmas of her first marriage, but also the relationship'sfaultlines exposed by the pervasive effects of fame and wealth. The result is a book about optimism, love, and change that will resonate with readers everywhere.


About the Author

Jane Hawking, who was Stephen Hawking's wife formore than25 years, is a writer, lecturer, and the author of"At Home in France.""