What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character

Richard Phillips Feynman, Author, Ralph Leighton, Author W. W. Norton & Company $17.95 (255p) ISBN 978-0-393-02659-7
Roughly half of these 21 short, colloquial essays deal with Feynman's firsthand investigaton of the Challenger space-shuttle disaster. He casts himself in the role of intrepid detective, and the first-person singular pronoun keeps intruding on the worthwhile things he has to say about flight safety and lack of communication within NASA. An appendix offers his chilling technical observations on the shuttle's reliability or lack of it. The remaining pieces are mostly a blur of international conferences, purveying slight anecdotes. But two essays touch genuine depths of feeling: his tribute to his father, who taught him to cultivate a sense of wonder, and his account of his love affair with his first wife (who died). In this posthumous miscellany, theoretical physicist Feynman displays only sporadically the adventurousness that captivated readers of Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman. (October)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1988
Release date: 10/01/1988
Genre: Nonfiction
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