"This is the most charming book ever written about the fundamental nature of reality. Amanda Gefter sounds like your best friend telling you a captivating story, but really she’s teaching you about some of the deepest ideas in modern physics and cosmology. Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn is a delight from start to finish."
—Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and author of The Particle at the End of the Universe
"I devoured Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn in a weekend, marvelling at how the author went from being a coat-check girl at a Manhattan nightclub to going up against some of the greatest physicists alive and explaining their wild and deep ideas often better than they could--and wittily too."
—Jim Holt, author of Why Does the World Exist?
"Amanda Gefter is a remarkable explorer and Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn takes the reader on a journey into the unexpected. Follow this beautifully written quest as it leads you through the terrain of physics, of family, of history, and you will find yourself pondering all the roads that lead to a richer understanding of ourselves and our place in this endlessly strange and beautiful universe."
—Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of The Poisoner's Handbook