First of its kind to explore the Nobel Prize Experience!
“Dad, some guy is calling from Sweden.” It was 2:00am on October 13th, 1998, the youngest son in the Laughlin house had answered the phone. His dad had just become a recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics.
Frantic and funny events of the next two months are chronicled as the Laughlin’s academic household morphs into a madcap staging area for the family and 30 guests who will be in attendance during Nobel week. From tickets to Stockholm to clothing measurements, Nobel lecture preparations, attaché assistance and a quick trip to the White House for a formal reception with President and Mrs. Clinton, readers will laugh out loud while gasping in awe.
The glorious Nobel ceremony and elaborate banquet is held each winter with a viewing audience of tens of millions. An intimate dinner with King Gustaf in his royal palace follows the Nobel evening, in which Anita Laughlin finds herself the King’s dinner partner for what becomes an evening of hilarious surprises, and yes, reindeer.