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[[Image:Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Hardcover - USA - 1st Edition.jpg|thumb|256x256px|First edition US hardcover.]]
 
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'''''Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character''''' is a collection [[Richard Feynman]]'s memoirs edited by [[Ralph Leighton]]. It was published in 1985 and was so successful, there was a sequel released called [[What Do You Care What Other People Think?]]
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'''''Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character''''' is a collection [[Richard Feynman]]'s memoirs edited by [[Ralph Leighton]]. It was published in 1985 and was so successful, there was a sequel released called ''[[What Do You Care What Other People Think?]]''
  
 
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==Links==
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surely_You%27re_Joking,_Mr._Feynman! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surely_You%27re_Joking,_Mr._Feynman!] - Wikipedia.
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* [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5544.Surely_You_re_Joking_Mr_Feynman_ goodreads.com/book/show/5544.Surely_You_re_Joking_Mr_Feynman_] - GoodReads.
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Revision as of 16:54, 8 April 2019

First edition US hardcover.

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character is a collection Richard Feynman's memoirs edited by Ralph Leighton. It was published in 1985 and was so successful, there was a sequel released called What Do You Care What Other People Think?

Status

I don't own this book, but have read it and listened to an audio book recording.

Review

Good

  • Feynman tells interesting stories and Leighton has a very comfortable writing style.
  • Feynman's fearlessness with his desire to always try new things and work at them until he becomes good is really admirable.
  • A lot of the topics are fascinating like the development of the nuclear bomb.

Bad

  • Feynman, by his own accounts, is callous toward women. I understand this is a product of being a man in the 1940s, but that's not an excuse.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Links

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