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The best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!"—funny, poignant, instructive.

One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman’s last literary legacy, which he prepared as he struggled with cancer. Among its many tales—some funny, others intensely moving—we meet Feynman’s first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen. A New York Times bestseller. "Feynman’s voice echoes raw and direct through these pages."—James Gleick, New York Times Book Review

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"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character
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4.8 / 5
Great addition to "Surely You're Joking"
November 13th, 2014
While not as concise and connected as "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman", this is a great read for any Feynman fans who are looking for more stories from his life. Definitely read "Surely You're Joking" first, as it is the better book.
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