Martin Gardner's Memoirs

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        Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner was written by Martin in 2009 and early 2010, being completed soon before he died. He left the manuscript with his son Jim, who placed it with Princeton University Press.

        It finally appeared in Sep 2013, running to 288 pages in total, including 54 photos spread over 24 pages. It has a 12-page foreword by renowned magician and statistician Persi Diaconis, who first met Martin in 1959, as well as a 5-page Afterward by another longtime friend, magician and skeptic James Randi.

        It comes with ringing endorsements from John H. Conway, Roger Penrose, Ron Graham, Armand T. Ringer, David Singmaster and others.

        There's a great Wild About Math blog about how this book came about, and what modifications were made to the manuscript before it was published.

        The Twitterfeed What Would Martin Gardner Tweet? tweets excepts from this volume daily.


                Publishers Weekly (1 Sep 2013)

                Alexander Shannon, Plus Magazine (4 Sep 2013)

                Brian Hayes, Scientific American (17 Sep 2013)

                David Singmaster, Nature (Vol 501, 314–315, 19 Sep 2013)

                Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews (24 Sep 2013)

                David Auerbach, The Los Angeles Review of Books (4 Nov 2013)

                Jordan Ellenberg, Wall Street Journal (22 Nov 2013)

                Glen Seeber, The Oklahoman (24 Nov 2013)

                Joe Nickell, Center for Inquiry (4 Dec 2013)

                Stephen Hirtle, Pittsburg Post-Gazette (27 Dec 2013)

                Teller, New York Times (3 Jan 2014)

                Andy Magid, Notices of the AMS (Mar 2014)

                James Case, SIAM News (Apr 2014)

                Colm Mulcahy, MAA Math Horizons (Sep 2014)