A Beautiful Mind

Author: Sylvia Nasar

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057126607X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 7368


A Beautiful Mind is Sylvia Nasar's award-winning biography about the mystery of the human mind, the triumph over incredible adversity, and the healing power of love. At the age of thirty-one, John Nash, mathematical genius, suffered a devastating breakdown and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Yet after decades of leading a ghost-like existence, he was to re-emerge to win a Nobel Prize and world acclaim. A Beautiful Mind has inspired the Oscar-winning film directed by Ron Howard and featuring Russell Crowe in the lead role of John Nash.


A Case Study of the Movie a Beautiful Mind - Second Edition

Author: Francine R. Goldberg

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1934107123

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 50

View: 7748


This e-book is designed to be used as a companion to the Universal Studios film, A BEAUTIFUL MIND. It presents a unique and entertaining learning opportunity for both mental health professionals and those who are not trained in mental health. It brings the diagnosis of schizophrenia to life with its scene-by-scene information about the movie. For mental health professionals it serves as an entertaining up-to-date refresher course with a chance to earn continuing education credits. For non-mental health professionals it allows the movie to be an entertaining vehicle that educates readers to recognize and understand schizophrenia; know the potential risks to individuals, their families, friends, co-workers and fellow students, if the illness is untreated; and to know about options for a safe and productive life for individuals with the illness. The e-book discusses diagnostic symptoms; acute and long term pharmacological treatment; rehabilitation; and disability management for the social, vocational and educational impairments from the illness to individuals with schizophrenia.

A Beautiful Mind Wasted


Author: Britton Skyler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469746562

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 68

View: 3256


A Beautiful Mind Wasted is a compelling poetic narrative that explores the last five years of young Britton Hawkins' life. In the beginning the author introduces himself and his purpose by explaining his back ground and his interests. But this isn't your average story of a young kid growing up and surviving on the tough streets of an overly impoverished area. In fact it is the opposite. Imagine if you will, "The fresh prince gone wrong." Through A Beautiful Mind Wasted the audience can relive the psyche of a young man who was raised the right way, but chose the wrong path. The reader will experience a tremendous variety of emotions and relatable experiences during his journey, but the prize is in the completion of the story. The narration will place you into a movie like drama, while the poetry will erupt your senses like a Speilberg film. This book embodies the thought process of the latest generation known to man, GENERATION X. Although the story is told through a very hip-hop like swagger the intelligence and philosophies of Hawkins propels him into visionary status. A Beautiful Mind Wasted bridges the gap between the young and wild, and the wise and the mature. Although this book is Hawkins' debut as an author he demonstrates a very seasoned style capable of changing the face of the literary world as we know it today. This story alone embodies the potential to launch a new age literary renaissance of young thinkers, creators and philosophers. Embark on a great read that will help you find the warmth within, while experiencing the excruciating reality of a cold harsh world.

How To Have A Beautiful Mind

Author: Edward de Bono

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407029126

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 5580


People spend a fortune on their bodies, their faces, their hair, their clothes. Cosmetics, plastic surgery, diets, gym membership - everyone's trying to be more attractive. But there's an easier way to become a beautiful person. It doesn't have to be physical. No matter how you look, if you have a mind that's fascinating, creative, exciting - if you're a good thinker - you can be beautiful. And being attractive doesn't necessarily come from being intelligent or highly-educated. It isn't about having a great personality. It's about using your imagination and expanding your creativity. And it's when talking with people that we make the greatest impact. A person may be physically beautiful, but when speaking to others a dull or ugly or uncreative mind will definitely turn them off. In clear, practical language, de Bono shows how by applying lateral and parallel thinking skills to your conversation you can improve your mind. By learning how to listen, make a point, and manoeuvre a discussion, you can become creative and more appealing - more beautiful.

A Beautiful Mind

Author: N.A

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854596819

Category: Beautiful mind (Motion picture)

Page: 146

View: 9583


Based on the life of John Nash, a brilliant mathematician who struggled with mental illness.

Truth Holds No Secrets

The Son of a Beautiful Mind

Author: Andre J. Jackson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 142696837X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 2874


The Truth Holds No Secrets tells the true story of Andre' Jackson, a cautionary tale from the beginning To The end. Living in this complex system where labor, war and prison bars have been a source to solutions and corruption. "Our World" where Truth is in such a great need, it has been protected and guarded by a body of lies, uncertain facts and just plain old greed for power. With a determined Spirit, actors can't copy, government can't own, state can't control and science has been trying to explain, The Word that Was and is and Will Be. A Legend in every religion" as friendly as a debate can be." the Tautology of the Prince of Peace with a powerful step into Action. A Soul covered by Love, a Child blessed to know both Parents. A True Puzzle Master!

A Beautiful Mind, a Beautiful Life

The Bubz Guide to Being Unstoppable

Author: Lindy Tsang

Publisher: Style Haul/Adaptive Books

ISBN: 9781945293627

Category: SELF-HELP

Page: 288

View: 4356


Recalling her childhood growing up one of the few Chinese students at her primary school in Ireland and later developing her own line of beauty products, YouTube star Tsang shares the lessons she's learned along the way.

Detox Your World

Quick and Lasting Results for a Beautiful Mind, Body, and Spirit

Author: Shazzie

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944516

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 440

View: 3151


In this complete detox guide, Shazzie identifies the most dangerous toxins in your environment and provides detailed detox plans and over 100 raw-food recipes to help you stay clean and healthy. If you've eaten a typical Western diet (whether meat-based or vegetarian) all your life, you will eventually start to feel under the weather, depressed, overweight, or ill. By lightening your diet and shedding the toxins accumulated from your environment, you can alleviate and even remove these problems from your life. You will be amazed at the results: • Enthusiasm for life • Deep happiness and bliss • A clearer and calmer mind • More energy than you had as a child • Natural weight loss and maintenance • Flawless skin, great muscle tone, and a younger appearance From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Beautiful Mind

Author: 80% DISCOUNT

Publisher: Faber and Faber



Page: N.A

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“HOW COULD YOU, A MATHEMATICIAN, BELIEVE THAT EXTRATERRESTRIALS WERE SENDING YOU MESSAGES?” the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. “Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did,” came the answer. “So I took them seriously.” Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who—thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community—emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Award–winning movie, Sylvia Nasar’s now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love. Amazon.com Review Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound--such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professor, or Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an undergraduate. Or the "Phantom of Fine Hall," a figure many students had seen shuffling around the corridors of the math and physics building wearing purple sneakers and writing numerology treatises on the blackboards. The Phantom was John Nash, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who had spiraled into schizophrenia in the 1950s. His most important work had been in game theory, which by the 1980s was underpinning a large part of economics. When the Nobel Prize committee began debating a prize for game theory, Nash's name inevitably came up--only to be dismissed, since the prize clearly could not go to a madman. But in 1994 Nash, in remission from schizophrenia, shared the Nobel Prize in economics for work done some 45 years previously. Economist and journalist Sylvia Nasar has written a biography of Nash that looks at all sides of his life. She gives an intelligent, understandable exposition of his mathematical ideas and a picture of schizophrenia that is evocative but decidedly unromantic. Her story of the machinations behind Nash's Nobel is fascinating and one of very few such accounts available in print (the CIA could learn a thing or two from the Nobel committees). This highly recommended book is indeed "a story about the mystery of the human mind, in three acts: genius, madness, reawakening." --Mary Ellen Curtin From Publishers Weekly Nasar has written a notable biography of mathematical genius John Forbes Nash (b. 1928), a founder of game theory, a RAND Cold War strategist and winner of a 1994 Nobel Prize in economics. She charts his plunge into paranoid schizophrenia beginning at age 30 and his spontaneous recovery in the early 1990s after decades of torment. He attributes his remission to will power; he stopped taking antipsychotic drugs in 1970 but underwent a half-dozen involuntary hospitalizations. Born in West Virginia, the flamboyant mathematical wizard rubbed elbows at Princeton and MIT with Einstein, John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener. He compartmentalized his secret personal life, shows Nasar, hiding his homosexual affairs with colleagues from his mistress, a nurse who bore him a son out of wedlock, while he also courted Alicia Larde, an MIT physics student whom he married in 1957. Their son, John, born in 1959, became a mathematician and suffers from episodic schizophrenia. Alicia divorced Nash in 1963, but they began living together again as a couple around 1970. Today Nash, whose mathematical contributions span cosmology, geometry, computer architecture and international trade, devotes himself to caring for his son. Nasar, an economics correspondent for the New York Times, is equally adept at probing the puzzle of schizophrenia and giving a nontechnical context for Nash's mathematical and scientific ideas. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Rantings of a Beautiful Mind

Author: Jacqueline Poe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781726018494


Page: 86

View: 344


A collection of poetry written through real-life experience. Giving a glimpse into the mind of an individual whom has experienced many forms of abuse, including neglect and emotional abuse, as well as others. Take a journey through the mind of a person that withstood all the obstacles and kept fighting! It's a fight to the end and you are sure to get a better understanding of the damage that is truly caused from abuse. Not shown on the outside, but felt on the inside and in the mind!