Book 180: What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard P. Feynman


What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard P. Feynman

Finished reading on June 28th, 2015

Rating: 7/10

This is a collection of Feynman stories that mostly weren’t quite as humorous as in “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”, they’re rather more sad especially as it was first published a little after Feynman died, so there’s this feeling of gloom in there (or at least that’s what I felt).

In this one you get more stories about Arlene and the Challenger. For a while I felt like I’ve read it all before – if you’ve read “Don’t You Have Time To Think?” then you get basically most of Feynman stories in letter-form, but there were some exceptions in case of Challenger. In other books I haven’t seen it in such detail, and the details here make it really interesting – for example when Feynman’s almost ranting about bullet points that NASA uses 🙂 and you get more of what was going on with the Challenger investigation, and see a different side to the people involved and you’ll actually find out about more problems than just the O-rings getting stiff at low temperatures..

So again – it’s short, and interesting if you haven’t just read the same thing in a slightly different form (the first stories in this book are the same ones that Ottaviani’s “Feynman” starts with).

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