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A Beautiful Mind

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Sylvia Nasar

A story of brilliance, schizophrenia, and remission takes place in the life of John Forbes Nash Jr. After writing a surprisingly original graduate math dissertation about the game theory that gained him wide acceptance, Nash was discovered to have the schizophrenic paranoid disorder and lived with the condition for thirty years. The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to him for his earlier work following a seemingly miraculous recovery.

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John Forbes Nash Jr.'s life unfolds as a compelling story of genius, insanity, and recovery in A Beautiful Mind. This book chronicles the extraordinary tale of a mathematical genius whose world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at the age of 30, which was also the topic of the Oscar-winning movie of the same title. His work in game theory was recognized with a Nobel Prize three decades later, following a miraculous recovery.

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A story of brilliance, schizophrenia, and remission takes place in the life of John Forbes Nash Jr. After writing a surprisingly original graduate math dissertation about the game theory that gained him wide acceptance, Nash was discovered to have the schizophrenic paranoid disorder and lived with the condition for thirty years. The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to him for his earlier work following a seemingly miraculous recovery.

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The young John Forbes Nash Jr. showed signs of being a mathematician from an early age.

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Nash later joined the mathematical pantheon thanks to his doctoral dissertation regarding game theory.

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Nash almost lost his career due to his affairs, but eventually settled down.

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Nash's manners became increasingly bizarre and erratic under extreme pressure.

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In addition to his seemingly miraculous recovery, Nash received even more awards.

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