Letters to a Young Mathematician 

The first science book in Basic Books' acclaimed "Art of Mentoring" series 
"No one could have written better on what being
a mathematician is all about, and on what it takes to become one. A true
gem."
MARIO LIVIO, author of The Equation That
Couldn't Be Solved and The Golden Ratio
"... a collection of marvelous pearls of wisdom
concerning what mathematicians do and why they do it. For anyone interested
in mathematics, or curious about science in general, this is a
mustread."
RON GRAHAM, former President of the American
Mathematical Society; former President of the Mathematical Association of
America
"If you are a parent, friend, or spouse of someone
who wants to become a mathematician, or of someone you think should become
a mathematician, or even someone who already is a mathematician, you should
buy that person a copy of this delightful little book. And if you are curious
as to exactly what it is that mathematicians do, or why, then buy yourself
a copy as well."
KEITH DEVLIN, author of The Math Gene and
The Millennium Problems