Finished this “classic” a few nights ago. Feynman is quite a story teller and if you haven’t read this and like zany, bongo playing Nobel winners, it’s for you. I wasn’t sure what to expect but he writes in short stories about his life and his opinions on a lot of subjects, he is brilliant and does have some views which are getting rather dated. He takes you through his work at Los Alamos, a Brazilian Samba school, and naturally to the Nobel for physics and the politics of Princeton, CALTEC, Cornell, and a few other institutions. Nice grab from the library stacks!
Richard P. Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. In this lively work that “can shatter the stereotype of the stuffy scientist” (Detroit Free Press), Feynman recounts his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets–and much more of an eyebrow-raising nature. In his stories, Feynman’s life shines through in all its eccentric glory–a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah.
Included for this edition is a new introduction by Bill Gates.