Sugestão de fim-de-semana * Weekend suggestion

Fazer panquecas.
Bake some pancakes.

Combinar o tal café.
Schedule that long awaited coffee.

E ler um livro.
And read a book.


Viagem ao infinito (a.k.a. Travelling to Infinity – My Life with Stephen, 2008), Jane Hawking

O professor Stephen Hawking é um dos cientistas mais notáveis e famosos da nossa era, e autor do bestseller científico A Brief History of Time, que já vendeu mais de 25 milhões de exemplares. Nestas fascinantes memórias, Jane Hawking, a primeira mulher de Stephen Hawking, apresenta-nos a história do seu extraordinário casamento vista por dentro. Enquanto o prestígio académico de Stephen disparava, o seu corpo cedia aos assaltos da doença neuromotora, e o relato franco de Jane, em que descreve como tentava equilibrar os cuidados constantes que o marido exigia com as necessidades de uma família em crescimento, será uma inspiração para todos.

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 over 25 million copies across the world and will be adapted as a children’s book in the Autumn of next year. In this compelling memoir his first wife, Jane Hawking, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen’s academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motor neurone disease, and Jane’s candid account of trying to balance his 24-hour care with the needs of their growing family will be inspirational to anyone dealing with family illness. The inner-strength of the author, and the self-evident character and achievements of her husband, make for an incredible tale that is always presented with unflinching honesty; the author’s candour is no less evident when the marriage finally ends in a high-profile meltdown, with Stephen leaving Jane for one of his nurses, while Jane goes on to marry an old family friend. In this exceptionally open, moving and often funny memoir, Jane Hawking confronts not only the acutely complicated and painful dilemmas of her first marriage, but also the faultlines exposed in a relationship by the pervasive effects of fame and wealth. The result is a book about optimism, love and change that will resonate with readers everywhere.