The beginning of the book talks about how he used to work at his aunt’s hotel and how would invent things to make his job easier. When he worked in the kitchen cutting vegetables, he had invented a new way of cutting potatoes, with an egg-slicer. But when he sliced the potatoes, they were stuck together. This is just one of the inventions he had that didn’t work.
Mr. Feynman went to MIT, then Princeton for graduate school. At MIT, he was only interested in science. So for other classes, such as English, he would always try to take the easy way out. When he went to Princeton, he used to make a lot of social errors. He was known for his informal matters at MIT, and Princeton had “a certain aspect of elegance”. After Princeton, Feynman went to work for the army as a physicist. He also worked at Los Alamos, on the atomic bomb. While in the army, he learned how to pick locks. When he wanted a document or something from someone’s safe, he wouldn’t have to ask, he could get it himself.
He became a professor at Cornell. While he was working there, he spent the summer in Brazil. While in Brazil, he joined a samba band and became a good frigideira player. Later, while he was a professor at Caltech, he started to become an artist. When he decided to sell his drawings, he went by the name of “Ofey”. A few years later, Feynman won the Nobel Prize for Physics, but he didn’t want it. He even tried to avoid accepting it.