There are many science-minded authors and working physicists who write popular science books. While there aren’t as many math-minded authors or working mathematicians writing popular math books, it’s not a null set. I’ve explored two such authors recently: mathematician **Steven Strogatz** and author **David Berlinski**.

Strogatz wrote ** The Joy of X** (2012), which was based on his New York Times columns popularizing mathematics. I would call that a must-read for anyone with a general interest in mathematics. I just finished his most recent,

**(2019), and liked it even more.**

*Infinite Powers*Berlinski, on the other hand, I wouldn’t grant space on my bookshelf.