“Highly entertaining.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker
“Funny, curious, erudite, and full of useful details about ancient techniques of training memory.” —The Boston Globe
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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Recommended. Yes, I was looking for more memory tips, but the book was a fine combination of narrative, science, and techniques. Great bibliography.
This book will be a springboard to more training - much like the World Championship's effect on the author.
Was enjoyable to read! Someone else was correct that it reads more like a memoir, but in some ways that made the information easier to follow. Nuggets of information tucked into the storyline.
3 stars = most parts were entertaining. Learned some things. Probably won’t repeat read but enjoyed it the first time.
Good read but I was hoping to find more
This book isn’t going to make you smarter if you have such hopes. It’s more like the story of a normal man training for memory championships and realizing that no matter how high he ranks in the competition, this training doesn’t affect your daily basis memory. I felt bad for investing my time in this book given how few information I got out of it...