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on January 2, 2015
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Disappointing book. First half of book was a bunch of stories about his early life. Second half was about his role in investigating Challenger disaster. Somewhat disjointed. I expected much better quality from a very intelligent man.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2013
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This book is a continuation of the other Feynman autobiographic book, "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman". While that one was very amusing even for those who dislike the main character, this one is mostly plain boring. It starts in a similar spirits: just another couple of anecdotes about Prof. Feynman - these are pretty good, although not too surprising after the first book. Then it only gets worse: after a few boring letters from Feynman to his wife from various conferences, it gets to the main course of the book: Feynman's involvement with the Presidential Rogers Commission, which investigated the Challenger disaster. This occupies about half of the book and is mostly boring. Avoid the book unless you're really into space shuttle disasters.
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9 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2004
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Yes, Feynman was brilliant. Yes, Feynman revolutionized the teaching of physics. Yes, he seems to have been a delightful, charming, handsome, womanizing, fun guy to hang out with. But the Feynman cottage industry ran dry a long time ago. I expect his grocery lists to be published any day now to feed the insatiable hunger for anything that he touched. The essays and articles in this book are bland and nearly worthless. One is introduced as "uproarious." Uproarious is defined as "provoking hilarity." If you think anecdotes about Feynman running up a stairway to bring his heart rate up are hilarious, you are easily amused. This book was a complete waste of time and money.
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