|Full title||I. Asimov: A Memoir [permalink]|
|Author||Isaac Asimov (author)|
|Original publication year||1994|
|ISBN||0-553-56997-X [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
This is Asimov's third and last autobiography, started in early 1990 after a complicated operation, and finished in May 1990 (Asimov died in 1992). His two previous autobiographies are called In Memory Yet Green and In Joy Still Felt, and their titles, Asimov tells in this book, are from a poem by Asimov himself:
From this, Asimov wanted to call this third volume The Scenes of Life, but sadly that title didn't survive editorial tampering.
This is a more or less chronological account of Asimov's life, arranged in 166 smallish chapters, each dealing with a different subject or person (Asimov had a lot of well-known friends), and everything is thoroughly entertaining. If you pick up this book, I promise you'll have a hard time putting it down.