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So I took them seriously. So even if you’ve seen the movie, I recommend the book; there’s lots more to learn.

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He also became insane. May 25, Jan Rice rated it it was amazing Shelves: I hadn’t heard of Nash before and was hooked since. Though age and mental illness have mellowed him greatly, Nash was an interesting character all through his life and he is, in fact, still alive.

As a math geek, I wish there had been a bit more about his math itself. I was spellbound by the story of John Nash, who as a young man emerged as one of the most talented mathematicians of his generation.

Lists with This Book. I don’t, however, only want to read about people I’d like to have a drink with and, despite the rather unsavoury aspects of Nash’s character, this is undeniably a fascinating book and I’m very glad I read it.

Thing is, the same could be said for his intellect and his ambition. Here’s a guy who constantly belittled those around him, refused to support his illegitimate son in any way, demeaned his wife, harbored jealous grudges against those few who bettered him, periodically erupted in violence when thwarted, and was generally contemptuous of you or anyone like you.


Sep 02, Jamie rated it really liked it. Makes for a very good movie, but not an accurate biography.

A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar

You get the picture? I’ve often wondered if this is actually the case or whether it’s just that most people have never heard of most genius level intellects that aren’t afflicted in this way. It is a math book. But it came at a heavy price.

Why, I wondered, had I picked a book about a mathematician I’d personally never heard of? That is 17 hours of my life that I’ll never get back. For about the first 49 chapters you could literally skip all the odd chapters and not really miss anything.

Ultimately, Sylvia Nasar succeeds with A Beautiful Mind because she leaves lrodigiosa most of dylvia heavy-handed mathematics and focuses on who John Nash is and what his life represents. Because I see several friends who had it as “to-read” 3 years ago still have not read it, and they should!

By the age of thirty, Nash was suffering from his first bouts of paranoid schizophrenia, a disease he would suffer with for three decades. One aspect of prodigioa is that rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person’s concept of his relation to the cosmos. Reading about Nash’s early life and the beginning of his career, I couldn’t help but notice that he was always rather an odd duck, even before he became delusional and was diagnosed as schizophrenic.


I’m not proddigiosa mathematician. It seems to be a commonly held belief that genius often goes hand-in-hand with mental illness. Return to Book Page. His insight was that the game [economics: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Again and again during his illness, his colleagues arranged work for him, smoothed over scandals caused by his odd behavior, and assisted his wife and mother in providing him with care. I would have never gotten through this book if it wasn’t an audiobook.

A Beautiful Mind

I’m not any sort of expert, but it’s just possible that paranoia builds up in a person who tries to build castles of sand on a sand bar. His genius is both a gift and a curse. The narrator’s voice was so expressionless that she seemingly started new chapters mid-sentence.

Tony Fidanza Alan Turing: Apart from the rich setting, I quite enjoyed learning about Nash, and I learned so much more about him than from watching the movie based on this biography naturally.

The Phantom was John Nash, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the s.

That said, I found it fascinating, but a bit drier than I typically like my recreational nonfiction.