I'm reading 2 books at once. They are both about the same person - but not as confusing as one may think. Richard Feynman was a brilliant physicist. Nobel Prize winner. Most famous for his work on the a-bomb , but people studying physics (at least when I was in college in the late 80's) relied heavily on his Feynman diagrams. He is one of those "dead" people on my list of people I wish I could skip back through time and spend a day with. He had a great curiosity about everything in life, an a great joy about life.