Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Adventures of a Curious Character, Introduction by Bill Gates

ISBN: 0393355624

Read: on a beach in North Carolina, 2018

How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

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This is a collection of short stories told by Richard P. Feynman, an eccentric and highly celebrated theoretical physicist. He talks about everything from bongo playing to safe cracking, from picking up women to his work on the Manhattan Project, from his encounters with Albert Einstein to arguing with the government over tiny receipts. I couldn’t put it down! And it made me laugh out loud several times.

If you’ve watched the show “Rick and Morty”, Richard Feynman seems as close at it gets to a real-life Rick Sanchez.

I have no criticisms of the book, although I’d love to have learned more about the inner workings of Feynman’s mind. It’s not going to teach you a deep and philosophical approach to life or make you look at the world very differently. But it’s a fun read, especially if you’re interested in science or teaching.

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