Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard P. Feynman (review by Agata S. ’15)

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Readers unfamiliar with Richard Feynman might envision a scholarly, soberly theoretical physicist scratching away on a blackboard full of formulas so complex that only he and, perhaps, Einstein can understand them. However, after finishing Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!, readers discover a radically different side of the Nobel prize winner. Whether Feynman is breaking into Los Alamos safes, drumming in an amateur band as part of Brazil’s annual carnival, or having the time of his life in a Las Vegas strip club, he remains fantastically dynamic. Throughout, the language in the autobiography is rather simple, yet one hears a truly genuine voice behind the words. In my opinion, this is a must-read, even for non-physics fans, since it traces the story of a genius in such a non-conventional, exciting way. – Agata S.’15

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