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Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!

“Sir, what will you have with your tea? Cream, or Lemon?”

“Thank You, I’ll have both.” I said.

“Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman!”

See? I blew the suspense for you. Now, you’re gonna hate me, aren’t you? Oh, well – so be it! :P.

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! is an autobiography. Now, I generally wouldn’t be caught half-dead reading autobiographies, but I’d received “raving reviews” for this one. And so, I just had to read it. Also because the guy was like, a legend of sorts, from what I’d heard of him. I really won’t tell you much about the book, except for the fact, that it’s purely a must-read. For fun, for knowing stuff about “the curious character”, for time pass, and for satiating your thirst of booklessness. 🙂

Maybe, someday, Science will get over its giant collective crush over Feynman. But I doubt it!

[Maybe, someday, Science will get over its giant collective crush over Feynman. But I doubt it!]

Well, so I order you to buy, beg, or steal it. But do read it. Otherwise, you’re missing out on something!! 😀

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  • Correction: Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman is _not_ an autobigraphy dude. It's a collection of anecdotes arranged in a roughly linear chronological order giving it a _semblance_ of biography-ship. But the editor clearly says in many places that it is emphatically not a biography

  • It is not? No such editor's note in my copy… and even this mentions in the ending note that the article's about an autobiographical or biographical book… Oh well, it really doesn't matter does it?

  • Namya

    can't possibly be a autobiography, considering he's not written it, but yeah, whatever. it's about his life, close enough.
    and after this one, you should read 'do you have time to think' (especially awesome) and then 'the meaning of it all' and then 'what do you care what other people think' and then 'the pleasure of finding things out'.
    what on earth? of course you'll want to.

  • Well, again my copy says it is written by him, but okay, you may (okay, must) be right. Anyways, I’d sure love to read those. You wanna send me any of those? 😉 Nevertheless, will try my best to find it. 🙂

  • Anurag Sahay

    Also, for all that it’s an awesome name, the story behind the name is quite anti-climatic. As for where it says it’s not a biography: Read “What Do You Care What Other People Think?”. Awesome name waise…

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  • is an auto­bi­og­ra­phy. Now, I gen­er­ally wouldn’t be caught half-dead read­ing auto­bi­ogra­phies, but I’d received “rav­ing reviews” for this one. And so, I just had to read it. Also because the guy was like, a leg­end of sorts, from what I’d heard of him. I really won’t tell you much about the book, except for the fact, that it’s purely a must-read. For fun, for know­ing stuff about “the curi­ous char­ac­ter”, for time pass, and for sati­at­ing your thirst