The Einstein Effect: How the World's Favorite Genius Got Into Our Cars, Our Bathrooms, and Our Minds

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$16.99  $15.80
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Sourcebooks
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Pages
384
Dimensions
5.62 X 8.29 X 1.01 inches | 0.78 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781728248387

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About the Author
Benyamin Cohen is the news director of the Forward. He has written for the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, and Slate. Cohen is also the author of My Jesus Year: A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith, named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and for which he received the Georgia Author of the Year award. Cohen previously served as the content director for the Mother Nature Network, and was the founding editor of both Jewsweek and American Jewish Life magazine. He is based in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he lives with his wife, three dogs, and a flock of chickens known as the Co-Hens.
Reviews
"You will love this book. It has rescued me on countless occasions from sleepless nights. Benyamin is a regular Joe with great humility, a tremendous sense of humor, a philosopher with an acute awareness of human connection, a gift to us all. I promise, if you pick up this book, you'll never want to put it down." -- Mandy Patinkin, actor and activist

"Readers won't find a livelier celebration of Einstein's work and life. A great recommendation for teens and adults alike" -- Library Journal, STARRED Review


"In creating the appearance of Doc Brown in Back to the Future, Albert Einstein was my obvious inspiration because, to portray a brilliant physicist, I wanted to look like a brilliant physicist! I hope this book encourages others to be inspired by Einstein as well." -- Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd
"A fascinating and funny guide to history's favorite genius--and why he still matters." -- A. J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author
"You don't have to be a distant relative of Albert Einstein like yours truly to appreciate Albert's profound and enduring effect on the world around us. All you need to do is read Benyamin Cohen's thoroughly entertaining new book. A full head of hair might help also." -- Jeff Einstein, great-great nephew of Albert Einstein
"Albert Einstein left us some seven decades ago, but the world he created lives on--and there's no better tour guide to it than Benyamin Cohen. He serves up the science, of course, but thankfully lightened with a healthy dose of pop culture and humor. A book for geniuses and the rest of us alike." -- Derek Baxter, author of In Pursuit of Jefferson
"An extraordinary, whirlwind adventure into all things Einstein, examining why the life and work of the 20th century genius still inspires and impresses us today. From Einstein's actual brain to the modern technologies that his theories anticipated, Cohen offers a masterful and astounding tour. Full of humor and surprises, The Einstein Effect is the perfect read for fans of a larger-than-life figure whose heartfelt dedication to human rights rivaled only his groundbreaking science." -- Paul Halpern, physics professor and author of Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat
"General readers will appreciate the simple explanations of Einstein's innovations, and the wacky trivia amuses. It's a diverting tribute to Einstein's lasting influence." -- Publishers Weekly
"Both quest and guide, it is a fascinating and funny exploration of all things Einstein, from the perspective of a lay person who never set out to become the modern-day virtual voice of history's most revered scientist." -- Zoomer Magazine