Did you know that Einstein’s brain saw more of the US than he did? True story. Forty years after he died, a piece of his brain took a road trip with a journalist and the pathologist who performed the autopsy on Einstein in 1955 (and kept his brain! What?). You can read about it in Driving Mr. Albert, available at finer bookstores everywhere.
National Geographic is doing a scripted anthology series for TV, and their first production is “Genius,” Einstein’s story, based on Walter Isaacson’s seminal biography. It’s got a great cast and a great production behind it, and we’re sure it’ll be entertaining, but, you know, you can always read the book.
Though, truth be told, we’d rather see a version with Anthony Bourdain and Jon Favreau and a Tupperware container with a bit of brain in it. And they’d stop to eat at a lot of places along the way.
–The cast and crew of A Good Book Cafe in Sumner, WA