Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

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Penguin, Mar 3, 2011 - Science - 320 pages
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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory

An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.



  

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Great storytelling and lots of insight into memory... - Goodreads
My advice: tend toward action rather than inaction. - Goodreads
Great intro to memory and really easy to read. - Goodreads
Interesting, well written and researched. - Goodreads
Educational. Entertaining. - Goodreads
For a non-fiction book, it was easy to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Harry Brake - Goodreads

I loved the insight into memory, past, present, and what the future holds. I expected more of the steps, strategies, etc that the author utilized and the one he did and I did, no kidding, I still ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carsten - Goodreads

Some of the conclusions were goofy, but the takeaways are still with me a month after reading. Read full review

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Contents

THE SMARTEST MAN IS HARD TO FIND
THE EXPERT EXPERT
THE MOST FORGETFUL MAN IN THE WORLD
HOW TO MEMORIZE A POEM
THE END OF REMEMBERING
THE OK PLATEAU
THE TALENTED TENTH
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About the author (2011)

Joshua Foer was born in Washington, DC in 1982 and lives in New Haven, CT with his wife Dinah. His writing has appeared in National Geographic, Esquire, Slate, Outside, the New York Times, and other publications. He is the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura, an online guide to the worldís wonders and curiosities. He is also the co-founder of the architectural design competition, Sukkah City. Moonwalking with Einstein is his first book.

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