The author of the first White House science book “The Great Experiment” on global warming, Billie Eilish is a keynote speaker and an accomplished writer. She was awarded the Guggenheim fellowship for her writing in 2020. Her latest book, “Evolving Grief: The Dark Art of Happiness,” was the runner up in the Science Fiction category of the 2020 Hugo Awards.
Eilish was born in Oakland, California. Her family was extremely poor, and she recalls her mother as a highly intelligent woman who was successful, fun, and quite worldly, while still a teenager. After high school, she went to Harvard Law School where she studied business administration.
After graduating from Harvard Law School, Eilish was hired as a commercial litigator at Brown Rudnick, which was a prominent New York law firm. She worked at one of the best corporate law firms in the United States. There, she developed several important cases that she later used in her book “Evolving Grief: The Dark Art of Happiness.” While working in corporate law, she met and began dating Marc Edelman, a successful manager of industrial policy.
After graduating from Harvard Law School, she began her career as a trial lawyer and was promoted to associate at DLA Piper, a multinational law firm. When Edelman left his job to start a hedge fund, Eilish began to think about writing a book. She came to the conclusion that the law was a dismal science, and there had to be more to it than she had previously imagined.
Eilish decided to write her book based on her experiences as a trial lawyer, and then get some help from her friends in business. Edelman, in turn, recommended her to both Marc Edelman and to the publisher of his hedge fund. When her book was completed, she was able to raise the funds to publish it herself.
Eilish is a former young professional who have since turned forty, and she was asked to serve as an advisor to create a sequel to her first book. She took this assignment on because she wanted to do something to help her friends at the end of her life. She was pleased with the results, and she wrote the second book as quickly as she could, and made an even faster turnaround than she had been given on her first book.
Eilish’s book on evolution can be considered a revisionist view of scientific thinking. She demonstrates how successful business leaders have used the “dark art” of Darwinian evolution to become successful. She also takes us inside the mind of a chimpanzee during her reading of the chapters entitled “Apes and Old Chimp’s”Birds and Brains.”
This book will definitely be valuable to anyone who is an outspoken opponent of the theory of evolution. It may even be informative to those who are advocates of the “neo-Darwinian” theory. This book may be the next best thing to seeing a professor read evolutionary theory off of a chalkboard, but that is because of the way Eilish has written it.