Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

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name = Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
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image_caption = 1989 paperback edition
author = Richard Feynman
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country = United States
language = English
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genre = Autobiography, Biography, Non-fiction
publisher = W.W. Norton (USA)
release_date = 1985 (USA)
media_type = Print (Hardcover & Paperback) also Audio book
pages = 350 p. (US hardcover edition) & 322 p. (US paperback edition)
isbn = ISBN 0-393-01921-7 (US hardcover edition)
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followed_by = What Do You Care What Other People Think?

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" is an edited collection of reminiscences by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. The book, released in 1985, details such material as Feynman's forays into hypnotism, fascination with safe-cracking and fondness for topless bars, as well as more serious topics, such as the development of the atomic bomb and the death of Feynman's first wife, Arline Greenbaum, from tuberculosis.

The anecdotes were edited from taped conversations that Feynman had with his close friend and drumming partner Ralph Leighton. Its surprise success led to a sequel entitled "What Do You Care What Other People Think?", also taken from Leighton's taped conversations. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" sold more than 500,000 copies.fact|date=May 2008

Publication data

*"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character", Richard Feynman, Ralph Leighton (contributor), Edward Hutchings (editor), 1985, W W Norton, ISBN 0-393-01921-7, 1997 paperback: ISBN 0-393-31604-1, 2002 Blackstone Audiobooks unabridged audio cassette: ISBN 0-7861-2218-8

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