Taking Physics from Einstein When You Want to Be Mrs. Einstein


Writer Lisa Scottoline was an English Major at University of Pennsylvania when she attended, in the 70s, two seminars with a very special teacher: Philip Roth.

Now, she tells on the New York Times’s Sunday Review what it was like to have her celebrity crush teaching the “Literature of Desire”—actually not so erotic, but still the learning experience of a lifetime.

Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →