What Do You Care What Other People Think?

infobox Book
name = What Do You Care What Other People Think?
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image_caption = 2001 paperback edition
author = Richard Feynman
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country = United States
language = English
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subject = Autobiography, Biography
genre = Non-fiction
publisher = W. W. Norton (USA)
release_date = October, 1988 (USA)
media_type = Print (Hardcover & Paperback) also Audio book
pages = 256 pp (US hardcover edition) & 256 pp (US paperback edition)
isbn = ISBN 0-393-02659-0 (1988 hardcover edition), ISBN 0-393-32092-8 (2001 paperback edition)
preceded_by = Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
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"What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character" (1988) is the second of two books consisting of transcribed and edited oral reminiscences from American physicist Richard Feynman. It follows "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

The book presents his life as a series of humorous stories. Prepared as he struggled with cancer, it was the last of Feynman's autobiographical works. Nearly half of the book deals with his involvement on the Rogers Commission investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

The book is much more loosely organized than the earlier "Surely You're Joking". It contains short stories, letters and a few of the sketches that Feynman drew in later life when he had learned to draw from an artist friend, Jirayr Zorthian.

Of note is the story of his first wife, Arline , who was diagnosed with tuberculosis (as pointed out in the book, a diagnosis Feynman himself first made after researching her symptoms, and being essentially laughed at by the attending physicians). She died while Feynman worked on the atomic bomb.

Citation

*Feynman, Richard P., "What Do You Care What Other People Think?", 1988, W W Norton, ISBN 0-393-02659-0, 2001 paperback: ISBN 0-393-32092-8

ee also

*Richard Feynman. Challenger disaster


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