Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

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Penguin Press, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 307 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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Review: Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

User Review  - Yudy Hendry - Goodreads

Don't judge the book by its cover or title. This book will keep its readers engaged, like a fiction book, until the last chapter. Mainly it's because the way Foer narrated the stories. Read full review

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User Review  - Sara O - Goodreads

If you are: -a teacher -a librarian or information specialist -a reader -a person interested in the brain -a person who feels increasingly distracted or forgetful - a visual person ...you will find ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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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