but for some readers the subtext ofA Brief History of Timewas a human interest story about a genius who overcame his disability. Multiple reviews from the time touch on this. Hawking said in the Journal that it probably helped sales, but he signaled he was uneasy with such a reading.
Hawking and others have long joked that many people purchased his book because it made them look smart but never bothered to read it. “He agreed that the book, Brief History of Time, was probably the least-read, most-bought book ever,”
I think this video is recent. Not sure what’s more disturbing – watching Fox shake and roll or Jane Pauley’s facial expressions and annoying interviewing technique. Fox appears unshaven and disheveled.
Towards the end, Fox is among alleged Parkinson victims. As expected, he’s doing the most movement.
Like Stephen Hawking, Fox has outlasted most diagnosed patients.
I didn’t watch the Helen Keller movie, but I did see the movie Black. The possibility of getting through to such asensual people seems highly improbable, except for maybe in fantasy land. Is this story a fraud? Is this a medical celebrity story? Worth the question.