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“Mlodinow writes in a breezy style, interspersing probabilistic mind-benders with portraits of theorists.... The result is a readable crash course in randomness.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“A wonderfully readable guide to how the mathematical laws of randomness affect our lives.”
—Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time
"[Mlodinow] thinks in equations but explains in anecdote, simile, and occasional bursts of neon. . . . The results are mind-bending."
"Even if you begin The Drunkard's Walk as a skeptic, by the time you reach the final pages, you will gain an understanding-if not acceptance-of the intuitively improbable ways that probability biases the outcomes of life's uncertainties."
“A magnificent exploration of the role that chance plays in our lives. The probability is high that you will be entertained and enlightened by this intelligent charmer.”
—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness
“Mlodinow is the perfect guy to reveal the ways unrelated elements can relate and connect.”
—The Miami Herald
“A primer on the science of probability.”
—The Washington Post Book World
“Challenges our intuitions about probability and explores how, by understanding randomness, we can better grasp our world.”
“Mlodinow has an intimate perspective on randomness.”
—The Austin Chronicle