“I have the good fortune of having married to my favorite writer. In addition to inspiring me with her own style, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein encouraged this project, expertly commented on the manuscript, and thought up the title.
Many academics have the lamentable habit of using “my mother” as the shorthand for an unsophisticated reader. My mother, Roselyn Pinker, is a sophisticated reader, and I have benefited from her acute observation on usage, the many articles on language she has sent me over the decades, and her incisive comments on the manuscript.”
Steven Pinker refers to some passages from the writings of Rebecca Goldstein as examples of exemplary writing.
I had goose bumps reading the above references in the book!
Lucky are the families whose members share common passions and pursue them together.