Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen

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Alma Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 488 pages
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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 than 25 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, while the 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 and Jane 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's faultlines 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  - hobbitprincess - LibraryThing

Jane Hawking has written an excellent book about her life with Stephen Hawking. Although they are no longer married, I sense her caring, love, and respect for him through her words. I admire immensely ... Read full review

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User Review  - Neverwithoutabook - LibraryThing

I've always had a deep appreciation and admiration for Stephen Hawking and his discoveries. When I heard of the movie, "The Theory of Everything", I wanted to see it. I'm glad I didn't have an ... Read full review

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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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