Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

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Thorndike Press, 2011 - Psychology - 475 pages
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On average people squander forty days annually compensating for things they’ve forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of them. But after a year of memory training he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. In Moonwalking with Einstein he draws on cutting-edge research a surprising cultural history of memory and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering.

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A book seemingly about memory that turns out to be about that nature of expertise and deliberate practice in the hands of a focused individual. Read full review

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User Review  - Alliebadger - LibraryThing

I like the premise, but the author spends very little of the book on his experience with improving his memory. He gets bogged down in the history; almost like he did way more research than was ... Read full review

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