Reviews of Possessing Genius

Winner of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association 2001 Science in Society Book Award

Nominated for the 2002 Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction

“Abraham teases apart the strands of the whole bizarre, convoluted, ghoulish story of what happened to Einstein’s brain [and] covers all the angles—scientific, ethical, and humorous.” —Booklist

“Possessing Genius offers . . . a picaresque case history that shows, in unforgettable detail, that life is stranger than satire, and no man can remain dignified after he is dead.” —The Globe and Mail

“An enthralling book.” —Charlotte Gray, Ottawa Citizen

“The story Abraham tells is so engaging that the brain becomes an intriguing character.” —Los Angeles Times