Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain

by Michael Paterniti | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 1/9/2005
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, January 09, 2005
I found this trade paperback on the bargain table at the new Border's in Silver Spring, Maryland.

It appears to me that the ISBN on the back of the book doesn't match the one inside the book.

My husband recently read this book and thought that I'd like it. I'm tossing it onto Mt. TBR in the meantime!

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, June 18, 2016
I started reading this book today for the June 2016 TIOLI challenge on Librarything to read a book that has a word or phrase on page 70 that refers to some aspect of marijuana. (Stoned)

Oops! Over ten years have gone by since I acquired this book. :D That Border's in Silver Spring no longer exists!

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, June 23, 2016
I read 56 of 211 pages and decided that I don't like this book enough to finish reading it. Away it goes...

I'm releasing this book for the following BookCrossing challenge:

*** The What's in a Name Release Challenge December 2016 hosted by DragonGoddess . This book has the names AL, ALBERT, BERT, RIP, ROSS, ERIC, ERICA, AMERICA, and RAIN in the title.

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Happy reading!

Journal Entry 5 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, December 23, 2016
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Journal Entry 6 by wingSqueakyChuwing at La Madeleine Bakery & Cafe in Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, February 12, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (2/12/2017 UTC) at La Madeleine Bakery & Cafe in Alexandria, Virginia USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I'm releasing this book for the following BookCrossing challenge:

*** THE 2017 February Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes Challenge hosted by awaywithfairies. This book has the word BRAIN in the title.

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Journal Entry 7 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Monday, February 13, 2017
I picked this book up at the meet-up because I have been interested in reading it for some time. I actually had a copy that I gave to Ixion for her wedding because it involved a road trip.

Journal Entry 8 by wing6of8wing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Sunday, April 09, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (4/9/2017 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

So, this gets a little complicated. The Travel Narrative book box is at my house and I sent a list of the contents to the locals to see if they wanted to participate. ResQgeek decided to piggyback on my turn and he wanted to add this book to the box in return for what he was taking out. But I won't be seeing him until next month and I can't hold onto the box that long. So, this copy of the book that was on my TBR shelf is going in the box and he will send me the copy of it that he has later. Happy travels Mr. Albert.

Any future reader or recipient of this book is encouraged to leave a journal entry here on the BookCrossing site to let prior readers know the fate of the book. You can make an anonymous entry without joining the BookCrossing movement, but if you are interested in joining, it is a free and spam-free community where your contact information is not shared with others. Best of all, members receive private messages via e-mail from books like this one when those books are journaled, allowing for long-term relationships between books and readers.

Journal Entry 9 by freezone at Leominster, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, May 21, 2017
I've read excerpts from this book in The Atlantic or the New Yorker, or somewhere. A fun, idiosyncratic tour, but not what I feel like reading right now. Will pass it along in the travel narratives book box.

Journal Entry 10 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I'm not taking this out of the box, but as I've read this in a bookring a while back, I just want to chirp in with my comment:

This is an interesting travelogue including a young man somewhat aimless in life, an 80-year-old whose life was altered by the brain he couldn't relinquish possession of, and, silent in the truck but heavy in his presence, Albert Einstein, or rather, his brain in little pieces in a tupperware container.

This is definitely one weird trip I would not take. In all honesty, the drive itself was rather unremarkable. The author has, however, peppered the trip with interesting tidbits of Einstein's life, a brief introduction of relativity, as well as reflections on American culture. His wry observations do not put anybody in a favorable light, but capture each character in an authentic, lively hologram.

Journal Entry 11 by wingelizardbreathwing at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Friday, July 07, 2017
I chose this from the Travel Narrative bookbox. It just sounds too weird to pass up.

Journal Entry 12 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Vancouver, Washington USA on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
This book came home in my travel narrative bookbox. I've already read this one, so I'll be moving it along soon.

Journal Entry 13 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at HGG, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 11, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (9/11/2017 UTC) at HGG, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Headed off to as a HGG gift, in a box with other books! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 14 by wingelizardbreathwing at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Monday, October 23, 2017
Well hello again little book! Ha! I didn't get the chance to read this before sending the bookbox along so thanks for sending it back so now I can! Hahahaha!

Journal Entry 15 by wingelizardbreathwing at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Saturday, September 01, 2018
I just can't get into it. I'm reserving this for the nonfiction VBB.

Journal Entry 16 by wingelizardbreathwing at Metfield Park Little Free Library in Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Released 8 mos ago (12/25/2019 UTC) at Metfield Park Little Free Library in Bella Vista, Arkansas USA

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