Review of "Don't you have time to think?"

Don't you have time to think?, by Richard Feynman. ISBN 0-141-02113-6.

A predictably enjoyable book (not the same as an enjoyably predictable book, if such a thing could exist), collecting together 200 or so letters from the physicist Richard Feynman to friends, family, colleagues, and complete strangers who wrote to him out of the blue.

As with his two volumes of memoirs, there's very little science here; the interest is in his witty writing and his approach to life, and (for those not already familiar with it) his life itself.

There's some redundancy, for instance in the section devoted to the aftermath of his receiving the Nobel Prize: there just aren't that many ways of writing a brief but gracious response to a letter of congratulations.