Skip navigation
Hardcover | Out of Print | 317 pp. | 5.2 x 8 in | August 1964 | ISBN: 9780262230117
Paperback | $20.00 X | £14.95 | 317 pp. | 5.2 x 8 in | August 1964 | ISBN: 9780262730082
Mouseover for Online Attention Data


My Childhood and Youth


These two volumes (I Am Mathematician and Ex-Prodigy) comprise Norbert Wiener's autobiography. Sometimes with humor and sometimes with sadness, they render an account, without sentiment, of the life of the world-renowned mathematician and scientist. An unusual life story, Norbert Wiener's penetrating observations accompany the fascinating details describing the maturation of a major world scientist.

About the Author

Norbert Wiener (1894–1964) served on the faculty in the Department of Mathematics at MIT from 1919 until his death. In 1963, he was awarded the National Medal of Science for his contributions to mathematics, engineering, and biological science. He was the author of many books, with Cybernetics: On Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine and God and Golem: A Comment on Certain Points Where Cybernetics Impinges on Religion among the most well-known.