Sunday, March 11, 2007

A curious read Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character): Books: Richard P. Feynman,Ralph Leighton,Edward Hutchings,Albert R. Hibbs: "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)"

I just finished reading this fun and seriously curious book. It's autobiographical in nature, but is actually a series of anecdotes or vignettes even. The author relates very times in his life from time at Los Alamos to his years teaching. Always with a viewpoint that makes one laugh.

The man is a genius though his tales often paint him as lucky, inspired, or even overwhelmed by the brilliance of others. He was a man that loved to investigate and explore life, always with an eye to new and interesting things.

It was a good read though I borrowed it way too long. :)
Thanks to my friend and coworker, Mike, for lending it.

Pick this up if you like autobiographies or stories by crazy geniuses or both.


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