It is hard to believe that Stephen Hawking is
72 years old. But he is, and has written this memoir to prove it. By comparison with the
Richard Dawkins memoir/autobiography I reviewed earlier, Hawkings memoir is
remarkably short at 126 pages. And that includes photos and truncations due to chapters.
Not that it isnt worth the read. But I got the distinct impression Hawking is
decidedly uncomfortable writing about himself. The style is generally light and Hawking
doesnt entertain any fantasies about his own importance.
Stephen Hawking is still inspirational to many and My Brief
History provides some insights as to why. Dont expect revelations into
physics but do expect appreciations of humanity.