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Travelling to infinity: Jane Hawking Publisher: Alma Books, English View all editions and formats Summary: Complete with exclusive photographs of the couple, this moving and engaging memoir written by Stephen Hawking's first wife covers the turbulent years of her marriage with the astrophysics genius, her traumatic divorce, and their recent reconciliation Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and author of the scientific bestseller A Brief History of Time, which sold more than 25 million copies.
In this compelling memoir, his first wife, Jane Hawking, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen's academic renown soared, his. Read more Show all links. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.
Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Print version: Hawking, Jane. Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen. It is a horror tale in the truest sense - not only in discussing the brutality of ALS, or motor neurone disease, and its ravages on Stephen Hawkings's body, but the staggering and shocking em As written for Google Books page on this edition Compelling and unforgettable, if not exactly enjoyable or fun reading, Jane Hawking provides a richly detailed personal memoir of her own life, starring not herself in the leading role, but rather her then-husband, the world-famous scientist Stephen Hawking.
It is a horror tale in the truest sense - not only in discussing the brutality of ALS, or motor neurone disease, and its ravages on Stephen Hawkings's body, but the staggering and shocking emotional cruelty experienced by his infinitely patient, tough, adoring wife and family at his hands and those of his immediate family. If anyone spoke to me the way that Stephen's mother spoke to Jane, I'd be in jail because I'd have to try to choke the life from them.
And yet Jane is no doormat, not really - she is merely beaten down by physical and emotional exhaustion and blinkered by her love of this incredibly vexing, brilliant, selfish, egotistical man. To discuss in greater detail would be to deprive the reader her own chance to personally experience the story; I don't imagine everyone will have the same opinion of the quality of the writing, the maddening aspects of the genius personality, of Jane's right to do and feel as she did and does.
But as an example of the story behind the story, of how fame and renown can be used as a dropcloth to conceal the most hideous aspects of humanity, of the systematic erasing of a woman's self-esteem and worth by decades of cruelty and contempt - this is a top notch work of biography and a valuable piece of a feminist canon. Honestly, what would you do? Can you truly say that you'd have done better? I still look up to and adore Stephen Hawking, but now, also loathe him completely in a way I usually associate with people I know personally.
He's a human to me now. Well done. Albans High School. Every minute was an opportunity to complain and to beg for sympathy.
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It did! A situation will be described as terrible, awful, and traumatic, only to be referred to as "not bad" in comparison to what horror was next for her! I think she would have garnered the sympathy craved if she had described life more evenly, as yes certainly there were plenty of struggles.
So many things the chicken pox! Mar 19, Susan rated it liked it. This book wasn't what I was expecting. After seeing the movie Theory of Everything, I wanted to read the book to get more insight on the relationship between Stephen and Jane Hawking as well as the struggles with motor neuron disease.
I was expecting a narrative, and instead got what at first seemed like a laundry list of their everyday tasks for twenty-five years.
The beginning was painful to get through because of the indiscriminate need to include even the most minute details of their lives.
Everything was laid out chronologically as the book was compiled of a million small stories that didn't create any kind of narrative arc, only served to give a complete account as to what they ate for breakfast and which flights they took to what countries.
She also delved pretty deep into the science of Stephen's book as well as her own studies on Medieval Spanish poetry, which might be interesting to some but was dry to me. Her editor did, in deed, fail her in this respect. However - I think the book IS important for the reasons Jane describes in the epilogue.
Many people insist that this reads like a huge complaint by Jane, but I think she has been so pushed back into the corner that she more than deserves to tell her side of the story and the caretakers side of the story.
Yes, she does defend herself very loudly and yes, she does complain about the stresses of their lives very often. But I don't blame her. Her attitude and will to do whatever it took was inspiring, and by the end of the book I was moved to tears.
Read this if you have a lot of time and patience, and it will be worth it if you stick with it to the end. It really is an amazing story, and while it wasn't the passionate drama I was expecting, I think it was beneficial.
I was also surprised at how different the movie portrayed the second half of their lives from what Jane describes. I think that even with the movie she was done a great injustice. She is still struggling with the idea that Stephen is an idol and she is the woman who couldn't give him everything he needed.
I have nothing but respect for her. Actually read the book after I had seen the movie. Always interesting to see what they include from the book. Enjoyed both but think I enjoyed the movie best. Oct 03, Janie Cai rated it liked it. Since it took me over two months to finish this book, I felt compelled to write a review. I was and still am strongly debating whether this book deserves three stars or four.
As I remember Eileen once saying in a previous review, a three suggests mediocrity. However, a four suggests some form of brilliance to me. To rate this book a four would be comparing it to books like I Know Why The Caged Bird Sing and Brave New World and other books that I've rated a four , and this book simply doesn't Since it took me over two months to finish this book, I felt compelled to write a review.
To rate this book a four would be comparing it to books like I Know Why The Caged Bird Sing and Brave New World and other books that I've rated a four , and this book simply doesn't fit into that category. At times, she frustrated me, and at other times, I truly sympathized and sometimes emphasized with her. I am not criticizing her actual life or her relationship with Stephen but rather her writing style. It was monotonous and repetitive at times, and while her sentence fluency and vocabulary is actually quite amazing rightly so, considering that she studied romance languages , her story just seemed to be a blur of pessimism and unnecessary detail.
I'm not really sure what I wanted or expected out of it; perhaps I wanted a little more of Stephen's personality or a little more optimism or some more insight from her present self. Simply put, I often grew bored of her reiterations. Despite this, I do have an even greater respect for Jane Hawking. To survive and prosper in such emotional turmoil is frankly amazing. To this day, she is a friend of Stephen and champions for the rights of disabled people. Regardless of her writing style, Travelling to Infinity does give an enormous amount of insight into what it's like to have ALS and what it's like to be a caregiver for someone with ALS.
Jan 06, Stu Schreiber rated it really liked it. A compelling story written by Jane Hawking the wife of Stephen Hawking for 25 years. Didn't know what to expect since I, like most, have been fascinated by the life and challenges of Stephen Hawking and his rock star image. Relationships, in general are complicated, and when you add Stephen's motor-neuron disorder and genius, Jane and Stephen's relationship becomes even more complicated.
Despite his brilliance, Stephen is human. Jane writes of his bravery, inspiration and arrogance. I felt myself in awe of Stephen's mental capacity but not liking him as a person. Interestingly, its the same way I felt after reading about Steve Jobs. Jane stays in their relationship for the love of their family and deserved better than watching Stephen leave her for one of his nurses. We are often reminded how it is often impossible to know what its like to live in someone else's shoes.
Stephen Hawking is on the top of that list and I found myself more than willing to excuse any and all of his flaws. Stephen Hawking is one of the truly fascinating men of the last years. It's hard to imagine what it must be like to be Stephen Hawking. That we can never understand. Finally, this is an incredible story but I found something missing that keeps me from calling it a great book.
View all 3 comments. Resumiendo en pocas palabras, es un relato de toda una vida en conjunto, un proyecto de vida y convivencia y un relato de amor genuino y conmovedor en honor al amor en pareja, el amor hacia los amigos, los padres, los hijos y la vida misma.
This is a book about Stephen Hawking's courtship and marriage to Jane Hawking, and their family life. Jane married Stephen when he was newly diagnosed with motor neuron disease and given about two years to live. That was over 40 years ago and he's still alive.
She was terribly burdened with his care, on top of taking care of three children, without much money.
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She has genuine, legitimate complaints about his treating her like a slave? So why is she so irritating? I think it's because she has so This is a book about Stephen Hawking's courtship and marriage to Jane Hawking, and their family life.
I think it's because she has so little self-awareness. She never delves into why she might have decided to marry a man with a serious, life-threatening disease, never a hint that it might have seemed glamorous or noble to her. She does seem to have been smitten with him -- his feelings for her are much less apparent. He needs her but he seems as often irritated with her as loving.
It is striking how old-fashioned her attitudes are. It sometimes feels like an early 20th century book. She views her role almost entirely as mother and wife. Yes, she does manage to complete a PhD, but the time is stolen from an endless round of teas, birthday parties, and other forms of entertainment.
She has to do all of this? It seems that she takes pleasure in this role but also complains about it. There is hardly a mention of any real communication between Jane and Stephen, except in their joint commitment to some political causes.
Finally she meets John, who loves and values her. Because she's committed to Stephen and the children, she absolutely won't leave him, and the new man becomes part of the household. It's hinted but not made explicit that Stephen is no longer able to have sexual relations with her -- although she did become pregnant by him a few years earlier. That episode is recounted by her saying that she wasn't always careful about birth control.
They're having sex? He's not just her fourth child? She is furious at his sister asking if the child is John's, although it seems a reasonable question, if intrusive.
The bizarre thing is that Jane is baffled to learn after a few years that Stephen apparently wasn't happy with the new arrangement. It is this kind of obtuseness that makes her so annoying.
But as a picture of their home life, and what it's like to be married to a "great man," it's fairly compelling. And she does get her revenge on the evil nurse who manipulated him into leaving Jane and marrying him, and we do learn that apparently THEY were having sex.
There were many great challenges in her life and the reader could be more sympathetic if she wasn't complaining about everyday stresses that most everyone experiences. She knew Stephen's medical condition when they married, but blames her time caring for him on delaying her work on her PHD in Spanish literature. But she describes endless 1. The result is a book about optimism, love and change that will resonate with readers everywhere. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Review quote A great read.
And what becomes of the woman who has located her whole self within its sphere?
Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind the Theory of Everything
For Jane Hawking, the physics of love and loss are set in a private universe. Her memoir Travelling to Infinity, which became an Oscar-winning movie in under the title The Theory of Everything and was a number-one bestseller in the UK, was followed in by the novel Silent Music, the first volume in the Immortal Souls series.
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