This travel book tells the true story of how, in 1997, writer Michael Paterniti agreed to take a road trip from New Jersey to California, reuniting the preserved brain of the great scientist Albert Einstein (1879-1955) with his granddaughter Evelyn. Paterniti's travelling companion is 84-year-old Thomas Harvey, the pathologist who not only removed Einstein's brain from his head during the autopsy but also purloined it from Princeton Hospital. Storing the great scientist's brain in a Tupperware zipped inside a grey duffel-bag, they rent a Buick Skylark, and drive from New Jersey to Ohio, Kansas City to Dodge City, Los Alamos to Las Vegas, finally achieving their bizarre reunion in Berkeley, California.
About the Author
Michael Paterniti is writing a novel but this is his first book. He is a journalist for Harpers Magazine, and DRIVING MR ALBERT is based on a famous article in its October 1997 edition.
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