"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

Richard Feynman (1918-1988), winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; painting a naked female toreador - and muc Richard Feynman (1918-1988), winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in ...

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Title:"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
Author:Richard Feynman
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Genres:Science
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Number of Pages:400 pages pages

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

  • Otis Chandler
    Dec 17, 2006

    This book of anecdotes is written in a very casual, fun way that makes it easy to read. The problem is that the author, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Dick Feynman, is annoying. All the anecdotes involve him discovering a hidden talent, using it, delighting others (or himself if that's ...

    This book was a pure delight. The subtitle "Adventures of a Curious Character" is spot-on. Feynman gave an amazingly human and honest view into his philosophy and take on life, thought a series of stories. One thing that struck me most deeply was his passion for learning new things....

  • Emily
    Jun 30, 2007

    This book of anecdotes is written in a very casual, fun way that makes it easy to read. The problem is that the author, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Dick Feynman, is annoying. All the anecdotes involve him discovering a hidden talent, using it, delighting others (or himself if that's ...

  • Steve
    Nov 30, 2011

    This book of anecdotes is written in a very casual, fun way that makes it easy to read. The problem is that the author, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Dick Feynman, is annoying. All the anecdotes involve him discovering a hidden talent, using it, delighting others (or himself if that's ...

    This book was a pure delight. The subtitle "Adventures of a Curious Character" is spot-on. Feynman gave an amazingly human and honest view into his philosophy and take on life, thought a series of stories. One thing that struck me most deeply was his passion for learning new things....

    ?Would you like cream or lemon in your tea, Mr. Feynman?? It?s Mrs. Eisenhart, pouring tea. ?I?ll have both, thank you,? I say, still looking for where I?m going to sit, when suddenly I hear ?Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. Surely you?re joking, Mr. Feynman.? The title...

    "Nobody ever figures out what life is all about,and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough."(Video Review) The story of Feynman changed fundamentally, what I think about the world around me. The story of Richard ...

    ?You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.? ? Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! I've been circling this book, T...

    Everyone has a collection of favorite stories that they enjoy telling; but it's unusual for the stories to be so good that a friend insists on writing them down, so that other people can appreciate them too. When I read this book, I almost feel that Feynman's telling the stories himsel...

    Feynman is a physicist who taught at Cornell and Princeton, worked on the Manhattan Project and won the Nobel Prize. He's also a complete hoot. The book is a series of autobiographical stories -- pranks pulled as a student at MIT and at Los Alamos, teaching himself to paint, scientific...

    I'll never make that mistake again, reading the experts' opinions. Of course, you only live one life, and you make all your mistakes, and learn what not to do, and that's the end of you. I can usually tell when I?m going to give a book 5 stars by one sign: I can?t shut up about ...

    Listen, I read this a long time ago but here's the thing about it. I'm a big sience fan, and I've always heard how brilliant and funny Richard Feynman was, especially because of his connection to the UofC. But I loathed this book. I suppose it's a memoir, and I don't know if it's ghost...

    There?s presumably a rule where only smart people are awarded Nobel Prizes in Physics. Richard Feynman was no exception. This memoir is filled with anecdotes from his childhood spent fixing radios, his experiences as a young man doing bomb research at Los Alamos up through his days a...

  • Penny
    Sep 11, 2007

    This book of anecdotes is written in a very casual, fun way that makes it easy to read. The problem is that the author, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Dick Feynman, is annoying. All the anecdotes involve him discovering a hidden talent, using it, delighting others (or himself if that's ...

    This book was a pure delight. The subtitle "Adventures of a Curious Character" is spot-on. Feynman gave an amazingly human and honest view into his philosophy and take on life, thought a series of stories. One thing that struck me most deeply was his passion for learning new things....

    ?Would you like cream or lemon in your tea, Mr. Feynman?? It?s Mrs. Eisenhart, pouring tea. ?I?ll have both, thank you,? I say, still looking for where I?m going to sit, when suddenly I hear ?Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. Surely you?re joking, Mr. Feynman.? The title...

    "Nobody ever figures out what life is all about,and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough."(Video Review) The story of Feynman changed fundamentally, what I think about the world around me. The story of Richard ...

    ?You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.? ? Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! I've been circling this book, T...

    Everyone has a collection of favorite stories that they enjoy telling; but it's unusual for the stories to be so good that a friend insists on writing them down, so that other people can appreciate them too. When I read this book, I almost feel that Feynman's telling the stories himsel...

    Feynman is a physicist who taught at Cornell and Princeton, worked on the Manhattan Project and won the Nobel Prize. He's also a complete hoot. The book is a series of autobiographical stories -- pranks pulled as a student at MIT and at Los Alamos, teaching himself to paint, scientific...

  • Manny
    Nov 22, 2008

    This book of anecdotes is written in a very casual, fun way that makes it easy to read. The problem is that the author, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Dick Feynman, is annoying. All the anecdotes involve him discovering a hidden talent, using it, delighting others (or himself if that's ...

    This book was a pure delight. The subtitle "Adventures of a Curious Character" is spot-on. Feynman gave an amazingly human and honest view into his philosophy and take on life, thought a series of stories. One thing that struck me most deeply was his passion for learning new things....

    ?Would you like cream or lemon in your tea, Mr. Feynman?? It?s Mrs. Eisenhart, pouring tea. ?I?ll have both, thank you,? I say, still looking for where I?m going to sit, when suddenly I hear ?Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. Surely you?re joking, Mr. Feynman.? The title...

    "Nobody ever figures out what life is all about,and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough."(Video Review) The story of Feynman changed fundamentally, what I think about the world around me. The story of Richard ...

    ?You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.? ? Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! I've been circling this book, T...

    Everyone has a collection of favorite stories that they enjoy telling; but it's unusual for the stories to be so good that a friend insists on writing them down, so that other people can appreciate them too. When I read this book, I almost feel that Feynman's telling the stories himsel...

  • Brendon Schrodinger
    Feb 19, 2015

    This book of anecdotes is written in a very casual, fun way that makes it easy to read. The problem is that the author, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Dick Feynman, is annoying. All the anecdotes involve him discovering a hidden talent, using it, delighting others (or himself if that's ...

    This book was a pure delight. The subtitle "Adventures of a Curious Character" is spot-on. Feynman gave an amazingly human and honest view into his philosophy and take on life, thought a series of stories. One thing that struck me most deeply was his passion for learning new things....

    ?Would you like cream or lemon in your tea, Mr. Feynman?? It?s Mrs. Eisenhart, pouring tea. ?I?ll have both, thank you,? I say, still looking for where I?m going to sit, when suddenly I hear ?Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. Surely you?re joking, Mr. Feynman.? The title...

  • Tess J
    Jul 04, 2012

    This book of anecdotes is written in a very casual, fun way that makes it easy to read. The problem is that the author, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Dick Feynman, is annoying. All the anecdotes involve him discovering a hidden talent, using it, delighting others (or himself if that's ...

    This book was a pure delight. The subtitle "Adventures of a Curious Character" is spot-on. Feynman gave an amazingly human and honest view into his philosophy and take on life, thought a series of stories. One thing that struck me most deeply was his passion for learning new things....

    ?Would you like cream or lemon in your tea, Mr. Feynman?? It?s Mrs. Eisenhart, pouring tea. ?I?ll have both, thank you,? I say, still looking for where I?m going to sit, when suddenly I hear ?Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. Surely you?re joking, Mr. Feynman.? The title...

    "Nobody ever figures out what life is all about,and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough."(Video Review) The story of Feynman changed fundamentally, what I think about the world around me. The story of Richard ...

    ?You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.? ? Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! I've been circling this book, T...

    Everyone has a collection of favorite stories that they enjoy telling; but it's unusual for the stories to be so good that a friend insists on writing them down, so that other people can appreciate them too. When I read this book, I almost feel that Feynman's telling the stories himsel...

    Feynman is a physicist who taught at Cornell and Princeton, worked on the Manhattan Project and won the Nobel Prize. He's also a complete hoot. The book is a series of autobiographical stories -- pranks pulled as a student at MIT and at Los Alamos, teaching himself to paint, scientific...

    I'll never make that mistake again, reading the experts' opinions. Of course, you only live one life, and you make all your mistakes, and learn what not to do, and that's the end of you. I can usually tell when I?m going to give a book 5 stars by one sign: I can?t shut up about ...

    Listen, I read this a long time ago but here's the thing about it. I'm a big sience fan, and I've always heard how brilliant and funny Richard Feynman was, especially because of his connection to the UofC. But I loathed this book. I suppose it's a memoir, and I don't know if it's ghost...

  • Roy Lotz
    Jan 05, 2014

    This book of anecdotes is written in a very casual, fun way that makes it easy to read. The problem is that the author, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Dick Feynman, is annoying. All the anecdotes involve him discovering a hidden talent, using it, delighting others (or himself if that's ...

    This book was a pure delight. The subtitle "Adventures of a Curious Character" is spot-on. Feynman gave an amazingly human and honest view into his philosophy and take on life, thought a series of stories. One thing that struck me most deeply was his passion for learning new things....

    ?Would you like cream or lemon in your tea, Mr. Feynman?? It?s Mrs. Eisenhart, pouring tea. ?I?ll have both, thank you,? I say, still looking for where I?m going to sit, when suddenly I hear ?Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. Surely you?re joking, Mr. Feynman.? The title...

    "Nobody ever figures out what life is all about,and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough."(Video Review) The story of Feynman changed fundamentally, what I think about the world around me. The story of Richard ...

    ?You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.? ? Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! I've been circling this book, T...

    Everyone has a collection of favorite stories that they enjoy telling; but it's unusual for the stories to be so good that a friend insists on writing them down, so that other people can appreciate them too. When I read this book, I almost feel that Feynman's telling the stories himsel...

    Feynman is a physicist who taught at Cornell and Princeton, worked on the Manhattan Project and won the Nobel Prize. He's also a complete hoot. The book is a series of autobiographical stories -- pranks pulled as a student at MIT and at Los Alamos, teaching himself to paint, scientific...

    I'll never make that mistake again, reading the experts' opinions. Of course, you only live one life, and you make all your mistakes, and learn what not to do, and that's the end of you. I can usually tell when I?m going to give a book 5 stars by one sign: I can?t shut up about ...

  • Darwin8u
    Apr 17, 2015

    This book of anecdotes is written in a very casual, fun way that makes it easy to read. The problem is that the author, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Dick Feynman, is annoying. All the anecdotes involve him discovering a hidden talent, using it, delighting others (or himself if that's ...

    This book was a pure delight. The subtitle "Adventures of a Curious Character" is spot-on. Feynman gave an amazingly human and honest view into his philosophy and take on life, thought a series of stories. One thing that struck me most deeply was his passion for learning new things....

    ?Would you like cream or lemon in your tea, Mr. Feynman?? It?s Mrs. Eisenhart, pouring tea. ?I?ll have both, thank you,? I say, still looking for where I?m going to sit, when suddenly I hear ?Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. Surely you?re joking, Mr. Feynman.? The title...

    "Nobody ever figures out what life is all about,and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough."(Video Review) The story of Feynman changed fundamentally, what I think about the world around me. The story of Richard ...

    ?You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.? ? Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! I've been circling this book, T...

  • William
    Jun 29, 2016

    This book of anecdotes is written in a very casual, fun way that makes it easy to read. The problem is that the author, Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Dick Feynman, is annoying. All the anecdotes involve him discovering a hidden talent, using it, delighting others (or himself if that's ...

    This book was a pure delight. The subtitle "Adventures of a Curious Character" is spot-on. Feynman gave an amazingly human and honest view into his philosophy and take on life, thought a series of stories. One thing that struck me most deeply was his passion for learning new things....

    ?Would you like cream or lemon in your tea, Mr. Feynman?? It?s Mrs. Eisenhart, pouring tea. ?I?ll have both, thank you,? I say, still looking for where I?m going to sit, when suddenly I hear ?Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. Surely you?re joking, Mr. Feynman.? The title...

    "Nobody ever figures out what life is all about,and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough."(Video Review) The story of Feynman changed fundamentally, what I think about the world around me. The story of Richard ...