Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2011: Moonwalking with Einstein follows Joshua Foer's compelling journey as a participant in the U.S. Memory Championship. As a science journalist covering the competition, Foer became captivated by the secrets of the competitors, like how the current world memory champion, Ben Pridmore, could memorize the exact order of 1,528 digits in an hour. He met with individuals whose memories are truly unique—from one man whose memory only extends back to his most recent thought, to another who can memorize complex mathematical formulas without knowing any math. Brains remember visual imagery but have a harder time with other information, like lists, and so with the help of experts, Foer learned how to transform the kinds of memories he forgot into the kind his brain remembered naturally. The techniques he mastered made it easier to remember information, and Foer's story demonstrates that the tricks of the masters are accessible to anyone.
--Miriam Landis --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Great book. I like how Foer will introduce the mnemonic techniques inside a story.Published 4 months ago by emilie
Well happy with way the author delivers thoughts; enjoyed reading it.Published 6 months ago by Alexander Dymov
This book really gives you insights and motivation to go more in depth in memorization techniques as well as there limitations.Published 14 months ago by Jamie H
Very good mix of recounting his story with side tangents that help to further educate the reader, definitely worth reading!Published 17 months ago by Craig
I expected a different book, more info on how to remember. Not quite through the book. but will finish it.Published 19 months ago by Frank Nuspel
I quite enjoyed reading this text because the author went on a mnemonic pilgrimage himself, personally interviewed many people involved in competitive mnemonics, as well as... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Matthew Millard
I started reading this book before my PMP exam and used some of the techniques to remember key things for the test. I passed and I'm pretty sure this book helped. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mel