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I'm always readin some parto f this book before i went to bed since i've got this. It has many stories, really makin' you a delight mood to go to sleep. I really like this book!
Aug 13, 2009
Having read "what do you care what other people think", Feinman's other book, this was just as rewarding in its simplicity and joyous look at the world and the people on it. Too bad such characters only come to the surface long after they are needed. Looking at the world from another angle is just what we need, right now also. His anecdotes are funny and his tone is never too serious but still he is.
Jul 7, 2009
Richard Feynman is a wonderful storyteller. This book is a great recounting of his early childhood, his education and how he ended up where he did in life. His stories are hilarious as they are told in an arrogant yet self-deprecating manner. His humorous insight into the good and bad parts of his life is very endearing.
Feb 5, 2009
A very enjoyable reading experience. If you want to read about the life and times of a truly remarkable American Physicist, then this book is for you. Wonderful insights into events in his life and how his perceptions and thinking about various topics impacted his actions. Highly recommended.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-10-03 History will remember Nobel Prize-winning physicist Feynman (1918-1988), for his work in quantum physics and his role in the investigation of the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. Contemporary readers and listeners, however, will remember him best for his reputation as a free-thinking iconoclast whose personal adventures were hilarious, insightful and inspiring. Todd does a fabulous job of conveying Feynman's infectious enthusiasm and childlike sense of wonder with his energetic portrayal of the scientist. He's adept even in difficult sections, such as when Feynman "speaks Italian" and "Chinese"-inventing completely made-up but accurate sounding languages. Todd does a good job of portraying Feynman's inquisitive manner and conveys the book's message and attitude with aplomb. While he sounds nothing like the late physicist (Feynman- the subject of James Gleick's Genius-had a thick Long Island accent and sounded more like a cross between Yogi Bear and The Honeymooners' Ed Norton), Todd's clean, polite voice is a revelation. Based on the Norton paperback. (Oct.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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