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I, Asimov: A Memoir

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Isaac Asimov

The long-awaited autobiography of the science fiction master. Filled with his opinions and insights on topics ranging from his own genius and his fear of flying to politics, love, mortality, Hollywood, and religion.Non-fiction.--This text refers to thePaperbackedition. … see full wiki

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Author: Isaac Asimov
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Doubleday
1 review about I, Asimov: A Memoir

Honest, engaging recapitulation of his life

  • Dec 17, 2001
Rating:
+5
I am in complete agreement with the person who referred to Isaac Asimov as a natural resource. While he certainly ranks at the highest level in terms of output, no one can challenge the breadth of his writing. I learned more science from his books than I did in taking the courses en route to a double major in biology and chemistry.
In this personal recollection of his life, Asimov is as always honest, even when it is embarrassing. He makes no apologies for his life and actions. To use the old phrase made famous by sportscaster Howard Cosell, he tells it like it was. Which is a necessary precondition for an engaging set of memoirs.
His life and how he performed throughout is a lesson for us all. It may be said that Asimov is one of the lucky few who was able to find work that was also his passion. While true, he also is to be commended for pursuing it when other options were available. Like all of us, he encountered several forks in his life and he was clever enough to follow the best of all his possible worlds.
Issac Asimove was above all things conceited with justification. His life was interesting and there is no better role model from which to guide yours.

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