One Year On

Although I recently had a small reminder of the value of humility, today I’m going to soldier on in my immodest way and celebrate the first anniversary of one of the most exciting days of my life, the publication day of The Book of Why. Being a writer, especially of...

Better than a Review

Yesterday Judea Pearl, my co-author, sent me a link to a fascinating article that I consider to be even better than a book review. It is something that every author dreams of — positive evidence that our book is making a difference in the real world. In the...

A Great List to Be On

This morning, my co-author Judea Pearl sent me an e-mail: “Did you know about this?” Well, no, I didn’t. Here’s what “this” means: http://s3.amazonaws.com/scifri-segments/scifri201812076.mp3 Science Friday, probably the...

The Book of Many Titles Returns

Once upon a time, I wrote a book. Interestingly, the idea for the book was not mine. A book packager named Elwin Street Productions, in London, came to me with a proposal for a history of the greatest equations in mathematics. The book came out in 2012 as The Universe...