Richard Feynman, one of the world’s greatest theoretical physicists, thrived on adventure. His outrageous exploits once shocked a Princeton dean’s wife to exclaim: “Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman!”
A chain reaction is not a bad analogy for Feynman's life. From a critical mass of gray matter it goes off in all directions, producing both heat and light.
In this phenomenal national bestseller, the Nobel Prize–winning physicist recounts in his inimitable voice his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums, and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature. Woven together with his views on science, Feynman’s life story is a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, eternal skepticism, and raging chutzpah.
©1985 by Richard P. Feynman; (P)1997 by Blackstone Audio-books
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Great book, always wanted to read it but never had the time.
Outdated and disappointing
If you’re looking to be enlightened by one of the brilliant minds of our time, you won’t find it here. Feynman’s anecdotes are cringeworthy and do not survive the test of time and left me thinking less of the man. Not worth your time.
Brilliant, honest, hilarious! Anecdotes of uncommon unpretentiousness and integrity, and some of them very funny too.
This audio version is very well read.