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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User Review  - clmerle - LibraryThing

Fascinating stuff about the history of memory and its relationship to the written word. The case studies alone make it worth reading. It won't teach you how to remember, but the bibliography has a nice list of books to choose from. Read full review

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

Fascinating, and (I can't resist...) memorable. Begun out of curiosity and engaging enough to make me want to look into some things, I am honest enough with myself to know that I will never choose to ... 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
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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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