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 intro to memory and really easy to read. - Goodreads
Difficult to read for me. - Goodreads
Interesting, well written and researched. - Goodreads
Educational. Entertaining. - Goodreads
AMAZING nonfiction writing. - Goodreads
Full of interesting insights and very entertaining. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kim Rubino - Goodreads

I read this book because my kids are starting high school and I want them to have an edge; there's no reason to learn something you're likely to forget, right? So I bought a memory techniques CD ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nick W. - Goodreads

Quick read. I enjoyed this account of the author learning to remember and compete in the memory championships. Crosses over with Born on a Blue Day and several other authors (Oliver Sacks) and ideas ... Read full review

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Contents

THE MAN WHO REMEMBERED TOO MUCH
THE EXPERT EXPERT
THE MOST FORGETFUL MAN IN THE WORLD
THE MEMORY PALACE
SEVEN
THE END OF REMEMBERING
EIGHT
THE TALENTED TENTH
THE LITTLE RAIN MAN IN ALL OF
ELEVEN
EPILOGUE
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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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 world’s 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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