### Post by Priem19 on Jun 29, 2019 10:07:24 GMT

A phenomenal collection of essays entitled “Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey”, from the AMS AND MAA. The stories are organized around common themes in the experiences. Part I is about math getting hard and people hitting a wall. Part II is about struggling to belong in math (and is particularly well aligned with the goals of this blog). Part III is about persevering through and overcoming difficulties. And Part IV is about the sometimes challenge of integrating our mathematical identities with the rest of our lives.

www.ams.org/about-us/LivingProof.pdf

Excellent find burhan, thank you! I added the book to goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/46665962-living-proof

“This is a powerful book that addresses a long-standing elephant in the mathematics room. Many people learning math ask “Why is math so hard for me while everyone else understand it?” and “Am I good enough to succeed in math?” In answering these questions the book shares personal stories from many now-accomplished mathematicians affirming that “You are not alone; math is hard for everyone” and “yes; you are good enough.” Along the way the book addresses other issues such as biases and prejudices that mathematicians encounter, and it provides inspiration and emotional support for mathematicians ranging form the experienced professor to the struggling mathematics student.” —Michael Dorff, MAA President

“This book is a remarkable collection of personal reflections on what it means to be, and to become, a mathematician. Each story reveals a unique and refreshing understanding of the barriers erected by our cultural focus on “math is hard”. Indeed, mathematics is hard, and so are many other things - as Stephen Kennedy points out in his cogent introduction. This collection of essays offers inspiration to students of mathemtics and to mathematicians at every career stage.” —Jill Pipher, AMS President

“This book is a remarkable collection of personal reflections on what it means to be, and to become, a mathematician. Each story reveals a unique and refreshing understanding of the barriers erected by our cultural focus on “math is hard”. Indeed, mathematics is hard, and so are many other things - as Stephen Kennedy points out in his cogent introduction. This collection of essays offers inspiration to students of mathemtics and to mathematicians at every career stage.” —Jill Pipher, AMS President