Leonard Mlodinow is the best-selling author of The Drunkard''s Walk, Subliminal and Elastic, as well as a theoretical physicist who taught at Caltech and was a fellow at The Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics. He co-authored two books with Stephen Hawking: A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design. There are over one million copies of Leonard Mlodinow''s books in print.>
This is the story of Leonard Mlodinow's first year on the Caltech Faculty in the winter of 1981. It is the narrative of himself as a young physicist trying to find his place in the world, and the wisdom of an old, and dying physicist who helped him - the legendary Richard Feynman.