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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
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Jan 15, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction, math, science, humor, reminiscences
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Richard Feynman, in addition to being one of the most important physicists of the 20th century, was also a colorful guy, intellectually curious, admirably forthright, and cheerfully dorky. This book is a collection of his reminiscences, in chronological order, covering the span of his life from his youth to his older years.

Feynman serves as a humorous narrator to his own anecdotes, although with some tendency to ramble. His unquenchable interest in learning and teaching, his willingness to keep an open and prejudice-free mind, and his fondness for being a sort of honest prankster lead him into a lot of funny situations. A very enjoyable read, mostly great stories with a few lesser ones that Feynman still gets you through with a few laughs and winks.

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