Lucky, you, Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker writes in his book The Sense of Style, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century :

“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.

The book is dedicated to Susan Pinker and Robert Pinker, sister and brother of Steven Pinker.

I had goose bumps reading the above references in the book!


David Burns writes in his book Feeling Good Together that his daughter that his daughter worked with him in writing the book, reviewing it continuously.


Lucky are the families whose members share common passions and pursue them together.

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About pgbhat

A retired Naval Officer and an educationist. Has experience with software industry. A guest faculty at different institutes and a corporate trainer with software development companies.
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