This memoir written by Jane Hawking spanning from her first recollections of meeting Stephen as a child to their acrimonious marriage breakdown is enlightening, sensitive and told from her point of view with unapologetic truth and reality. Told in a lot of detail about their early years together and Stephen Hawking’s early career as well as about Jane’s own academic and leisure pursuits.
I admire her strength and selflessness and her resolve in getting through some demanding and trying situations. The book is not a get-to-know-more about Stephen Hawking, it is an account of the author’s experience and life, her memoir of the years she spent with him. I found the read humbling and am filed with admiration for this strong, intelligent woman who is devoted to family.