Book Reviews of 'Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!' Adventures of a Curious Character

'Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!' Adventures of a Curious Character
'Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman' Adventures of a Curious Character
Author: Ralph Leighton, Richard P. Feynman, Edward Hutchings (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780553346688
ISBN-10: 0553346687
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 322
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
The mind of a Nobel prize winning scientist: disturbing, or just disturbingly normal? With humor and not too much technical detail, Professor Feynman tells us how he helped develop the atomic bomb, cracked safes, picked up "babes," repaired radios, and played the bongos for a ballet. It's no joke; this memoir won't disappoint or frighten.
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Helpful Score: 3
What a fantastic and entertaining group of short vignettes! Each is just long enough that you can pick up and read it when you've got 10 minutes or so to spare. The final one is especially moving and motivating.

Each is fun and interesting and tells about a different part of Feynman's life - from playing Samba music at Carnivale to having his paintings displayed in an art showing. This guy was way ahead of his time in *how* he thought about things. I absolutely love his no-BS stance toward pomposity and organization-led education.
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Fabulous! Just don't make them like this anymore - the guy is a total nut and totally wonderful. A great fun read.
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Over sized paperback. This book is just plain fun! I don't know Physics from a hole in the ground, but saw a brief documentary on Richard Feynman and fell in love! He was witty, irreverent and you will chuckle throughout. Hey, my major was Philosophy, I'm abysmal at math, and I just love the book!
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You want to BE him.
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Laugh-out-loud funny book about "the outrageous exploits of the world's most outspoken Nobel prizewinning scientist."
From book cover:
Woven with his scintillating views on science today, Feynman's astonishing life story is a combustible mixture of high inteligence, unlimited curiousity, eternal skepticism, and raging chutzpah.
"Feynman is legendary among his colleagues for his brilliance and eccentricity . . . it's hard not to smile all the way through."
-- Newsweek
"A storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain." -- NYTimes Book Review

Hysterically funny, intelligent, interesting, remarkable person and book. Also a great book for any teenager, especially those interested in science or physics.
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Simply delightful explanations of physics... The dude was taken way ahead of his time. Feynman is someone who would be welcomed at anyone's dinner table....
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the first book in his autobiographical series - this one is entertaining and educational at the same time
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Fascinating character. Well written.
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Feynman (Nobel prize winner in physics) is legendary among his colleague for his brilliance and his eccentricity . . . it's hard not to smils all the way through. NEWSWEEK
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Inside look at Nobel Prize winner's weird ways of thinking and interesting life.
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Reading this book is about the most fun we're authorized to have upright and fully clothed. Dive in and come up for air later. You'll find your world permanently changed for the better.
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This is an amazing, delightful, must-read book. Thought-provoking and funny, incredible insight into the times and the mind of one of the most brilliant scientists of the century.
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I hate math. I know nothing of physics. I loved this book!!
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If you haven't read anything about Mr. Feynman - now is a good time to start. What an interesting man and knew how to have fun.
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"This book is a jewel. One would be hard pressed to find a more comical and enjoyable book to read - anywhere." amazon review
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Very interesting short essays.
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This is a 'Quality Paperback Book Club' printing of this book. It appears to be the same as the original.