A Divine Language: Learning Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus at the Edge of Old Age

From a Wall Street Journal review by Siobhan Roberts of the book by Alec Wilkinson titled “A Divine Language: Learning Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus at the Edge of Old Age”:

When the New Yorker’s Alec Wilkinson ran into his colleague Calvin Trillin at a party and mentioned that he was working on a book about mathematics, Mr. Trillin asked, “For or against?”

Well, it’s complicated.