Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 224 p.
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Albert Einstein''s brain floats in a Tupperware bowl in a gray
duffel bag in the trunk of a Buick Skylark barreling across
America. Driving the car is journalist Michael Paterniti. Sitting
next to him is an eighty-four-year-old pathologist named Thomas
Harvey, who performed the autopsy on Einstein in 1955 -- then
simply removed the brain and took it home. And kept it for over
On a cold February day, the two men and the brain leave New Jersey
and light out on I-70 for sunny California, where Einstein''s
perplexed granddaughter, Evelyn, awaits. And riding along as the
imaginary fourth passenger is Einstein himself, an id-driven
genius, the original galactic slacker with his head in the stars.
Part travelogue, part memoir, part history, part biography, and
part meditation, Driving Mr. Albert is one of the
most unique road trips in modern literature.