The human story behind legendary names

“Figuring” by Maria Popova

This is a beautifully written book, an art, in fact, that expressed itself through the eloquence of words. It is one of a kind book, that brings us into a journey of mesmerising flows akin to what I’ve been accustomed to with Brainpickings for more than a decade.

The book dissects multiple knowledge and wrap them up into a very gripping narrative that reads like a novel, which was seemingly unconnected at first but later brilliantly gel together into a pattern that sets the tone for the remaining of the book.

I never knew that the many historical figures mentioned in the book ever crossed path with one another, and this makes many interesting revelations. It is quite simply Maria Popova at her finest.