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Erratic, with beautiful epilogue; read Surely You're Joking first,
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If you're a Feynman fanatic, you're sure to enjoy this even though the content is erratic and not as good as Surely You're Joking.
If you haven't read Surely You're Joking, read that first. It's better.
Okay, you're back from SYJ. Are you a Feynman fan now? If not, then skip this book. If yes, then you'll probably buy this book anyway just to get your hands on anything Feynman.
The beautiful epilogue (a Feynman speech on the value of science) is the best, and those half dozen pages made me feel I got my money's worth in the purchase of the book.
The section on the space shuttle investigation was pretty good, but you can find a better treatment of the subject (and a whole lot more good reading) in Ed Tufte's book, Visual Explanations.