While I'm on the subject, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, is THE other book on my short list of favorite books.
It is just the memoir of a noble prize winning physicist. Nothing earth shattering, or wait, I guess he did help design the atom bomb. But it is pretty much straight humor. He is an extremely excentric man, with a very interesting and straightforward way of looking at life. Warning: He is not a "good" guy.