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Moonwalking with Einstein - Joshua Foer

Moonwalking with Einstein

Author Joshua Foer

  • Published: 2011-03-03
  • Category: Life Sciences
4.5 Stars
4.5
From 30 Customers Review
Price: $15.99

Description

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Shamefull to refer to Einstein with this drivel

    1
    From Whup63
    Might be interesting if you want to understand how to memorize the most trite information imaginable but has nothing to do with the great mind of Einstein. Einstein intentionally avoided memorizing the crap that the author became a national champion at memorizing. This book doesn't even belong in the science category. Shame on the author for tricking me into a purchase by using Einstein in the title.
  • Amazing book

    5
    From NickGregory
    This is one of the greatest books I have ever had the pleasure of reading, I highly recommend reading it.
  • An excellent read

    5
    From Paul Decker
    Josh Foer took a topic that I thought would be painfully mundane and made it greatly entertaining, and thoughtful.
  • What an amazingly exciting introduction to your mind.

    5
    From GordDMyren
    My first introduction to this book was made as I casually strolled through Chapters. It was sitting on the corner of a table and it caught my eye as I'd just finished reading Einstein's biography by Walter Isaacson and had been ruminating on how his mind worked. I have always wished that my memory was better than it is because it seems that the knowledge I so desperately want at the ready is always lingering on Wikipedia. Even the knowledge I gain there has a habit of slipping away from me! But I am convinced that reading this book has changed the way I view my mind. Tony Buzan is absolutely right: the techniques that Joshua Foer describes and uses through the narrative of this book should be taught in every school. I think that my daughter is going to particularly benefit from me having read this book. And not only has it opened up my mind to my mind, it is a really good read! Foer is articulate, funny, thoughtful and never dull. I am going to recommend this book to every stranger I meet!