White Gloves: How We Create Ourselves Through Memory

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Free Press, 1995 - Psychology - 276 pages
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Most of us think of memory as a fixed, unchanging substance that exists permanently in our minds and that we call upon at will. But recent research on "autobiographical" memory shows that this conception is far from the truth. As John Kotre elegantly demonstrates in White Gloves, we are constantly rewriting our memories and, in the process, creating ever new personal histories. Using a variety of compelling narratives and drawing on the latest research on memory and the brain, Kotre provides the definitive look at how and why our memories change over a day and over a lifetime. In the process, he illustrates the true nature of memory in childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.

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I read this book over ten years ago . I know it is the most important beneficial books I have ever read. I often talk about it and the importance of having pictures around once house to help key memoreese . Herb Conley

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The White Gloves
1
The Whereabouts of Memory
9
Is Everything In There?
27
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