Mathematical Apocrypha: Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical
This book contains a collection of tales about mathematicians and the mathematical, derived from the author's experience. It shares with the reader the nature of the mathematical enterprise, and gives a glimpse of mathematical culture. The book brings legendary names to life, and shares little known stories about names we have heard all our lives. The book is written in a brisk and engaging manner and it also includes a number of attractive photographs and illustrations.
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Review: Mathematical Apocrypha: Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the MathematicalUser Review - Nick Black - Goodreads
A perfect little collection of anecdotes and tellings. Many I'd come across before; even more were new to me. Every mathematician ought have a copy. Read full review