Of course, it's still shamefully difficult for a black American scientist to merit the same quality of attention as his or her peers, and Tyson's insights into the subtle but still-pervasive racism in academia are enlightening. His description of his own shock at seeing himself on television--a black man sought as an expert on something other than being black--is powerfully moving. But, as with his other books, like the gorgeous One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos, the quest for knowledge is more important than the obstacles, and his spirit, determination, and sense of humor prove that the sky really isn't the limit. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I had a positive experience with the purchase.Published 1 month ago by Barbara Klavon
An excellent book about and by one who set his sights on a goal and focused his energy and effort on achieving the goal without wavering or making excuses. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BlkWhiteFilmPix
A marvelous surprise! The most engaging and entertaining autobiography/memoir I have ever read. Don't miss it if you are an astrophysics fan. Don't miss it if you are a Neil D. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful first bio from Tyson. You get to see where it all began. Would love a 2.0!Published 2 months ago by Coping in California
I chose this rating because it made realise that I want to be a neurologist when I grow up. I loved how Mr. Read morePublished 3 months ago by acolitse kossi
Not only is Dr. Tyson an astrophysicist, he is a great storyteller. His memoir reads like a riveting thriller. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. Terry