- 38. Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman - Richard P. Feynman 39. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End 🌱- Atul Gawande 40. American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business - Elisabeth Rosenthal (must-read for anyone working in US 🏥 )
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, Richard Feynman was one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists, but he was also a man who fell, often jumped, into adventure. An artist, safecracker, practical joker and storyteller, Feynman's life was a series of combustible combinations made possible by his unique mixture of high intelligence, unquenchable curiosity and eternal scepticism. Over a period of years, Feynman's conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton were first taped and then set down as they appear here, little changed from their spoken form, giving a wise, funny, passionate and totally honest self-portrait of one of the greatest men of our age.