And I wouldn't be surprised if by the end of this century half of the Nobel Prizes in the sciences go to women.
The advice at the end of the chapters are useful, but seem added as an afterthought, without being sufficiently explained in the preceding chapter.
If one looks carefully at the book jacket, another word is inserted in the title which then reads Avoid Boring Other People.
I found it a bit dry but am not that interested in James D. Watson - my husband was more interested in the human genome project and I feel that not everyone who contributed was... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary Wheeler
Two questions: 1) Isn't he dead yet?, and 2) Why do we need yet another self-aggrandizing autobiography by an elitist, people-hating, pompous wind bag?Published 12 months ago by Alex
I would have liked more about Dr Watson's ideas and less about all the people he met during his life.Published 17 months ago by Pedro Rivero
This was a very good deal, especially for a hardcover book! There was marking on the book, and clear signs of use, but the inside had no marking.Published 22 months ago by jspr
Double Helix by James Watson is one of my most loved books about doing science, so I anticipated a very interesting reading about Watson's life from childhood until leaving Harvard... Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by Greenrat
What a disappointing book. I am afraid the author did not heed his own advice, and went ahead and wrote a boring book. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by Francsois
It record almost the whole life of James Watson, the most exciting person with distinctive characters and enjoyable opinions. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by Joe Black
In this rather candid autobiography James D. Watson gives astute advice for teachers, scientists, science careerists and university deans. Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by Luc REYNAERT
This autobiography is not written well, as it focuses too much on small details and fails to find focus. Read morePublished on December 3, 2008 by Oceanus