Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen

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Alma Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 488 pages
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Complete with exclusive photographs of the couple, this moving and engaging memoir written by Stephen HawkingOCOs first wifeacovers the turbulent years of her marriage with the astrophysics genius, her traumatic divorce, and their recent reconciliationaProfessor 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 thana25 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, whileathe self-evident character and achievements of her husband make for an incredible tale presented with unflinching honesty.aJane'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 andaJane 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'safaultlines 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."

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User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

Beautiful and tragic, this is a story of incredible love and courage in the face of impossible odds, a reminder that love is not one-dimensional. It is also a story of hope those suffering from illness and for their caregivers: it is a reminder that they are not alone. Inspiring. Read full review

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User Review  - Tama - Goodreads

This was teriffic-Bravo, jane. I love how she spoke about the intimacies of caring for and loving this complex and brilliant partner..Unlike many former spouses-she writes without the burden of bitternes and regret...and her recollections of a very young Stephen were very engrossing... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Jane Hawking, who was Stephen Hawking's wife for more than 25 years, is a writer, lecturer, and the author of At Home in France.

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