Leonard Mlodinow is the bestselling author of
The Drunkard's Walk (
New York Times Notable Book),
Subliminal (winner of the PEN / E. O. Wilson Award),
The Upright Thinkers and, with Stephen Hawking,
The Grand Design. Trained as a physicist, he has had a very elastic career, writing for television series such as
Star Trek: The Next Generation and working in the gaming industry before becoming a full time writer while continuing to publish physics papers as a hobby.
Delightful...Our lives may be shaped by chance, but they are enriched by awareness-just the sort of awareness that this fascinating book will give you Guardian Leonard Mlodinow never fails to make science both accessible and entertaining -- Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time With the same deft touch he showed in The Drunkard's Walk, Mlodinow probes the subtle, automatic, and often unnoticed influences on our behavior -- Daniel J. Simons, co-author of The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us Mlodinow has written an engaging and insightful ... [he] not only makes neuroscience understandable-he makes it fascinating. After reading this book, you will look at yourself (and those around you) in a new way -- Joseph T. Hallinan, author of Why We Make Mistakes Think you know the whys and hows of your choices? Think again. Follow Mlodinow on a gorgeous journey into the enormous mental backstage behind the curtain of consciousness -- David Eagleman, Author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain