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'''''Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character''''' is a collection of the memoirs of [[Richard Feynman]]. I really enjoy this book because Feynman is such a fearless and interesting character, always willing to try something new and work at it until he becomes good at it. I don't like how mean he is toward women in the book. I understand this is a product of being a man in the 1940s, but that's not an excuse.
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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?]]
  
 
==Status==
 
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I don't own this book, but have read it and listened to an audio book recording.
 
I don't own this book, but have read it and listened to an audio book recording.
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==Review==
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===Good===
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* Feynman tells interesting stories and Leighton has a very comfortable writing style.
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* Feynman's fearlessness with his desire to always try new things and work at them until he becomes good is really admirable.
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* A lot of the topics are fascinating like the development of the nuclear bomb.
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===Bad===
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* 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.
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===Ugly===
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* Nothing.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==

Revision as of 14:00, 27 October 2017

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