Icarus is a treasure, an epic tale, beautifully written, of the expansion and conquest of one's own mind told with humor and humility that is impossible to put down. As Alper skillfully guides the reader through this universal, yet deeply personal quest for ultimate meaning, he meets his biggest fears, simultaneously forcing us to meet ours. Icarus is an inspiring and highly entertaining story, not just a book really but an experience, with astonishing transformative power. Any teenager, adult, atheist or spiritual seeker who opens this book will not be the same person at closing it--guaranteed. --J. Perch, MD, Princeton University Medical Center
Bold, Innovative, Triumphant! A must read for anyone who s questioned the meaning of existence. --A. Sadwin, MD, Chief of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate Hospital, University of Pennsylvania
A philosophical rollercoaster ride that will make you think, laugh out loud and cry all in one sitting. In a word, Brilliant! --S. Harney, Ph.D. Baruch College
About the Author
Matthew Alper is the author of the highly acclaimed and influential book The God Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality
[Sourcebooks]. Praised by prominent scientists, academics and Pulitzer prize winners and lauded as a cult classic by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Salon.Com, The God Part of the Brain is considered a pioneering work, if not the first of its kind, in the burgeoning field of neurotheology. Matthew Alper attended Vassar and graduated from SUNY Stonybrook with a B.A. in Philosophy. He has worked as a history teacher in the Brooklyn projects, a tutor in the Philippines, an electrician in England, a truck smuggler in Central Africa and a produced screenwriter in Germany.