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Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: The Book of Mnemonic Devices Paperback – June 21, 2007
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While Rod Evans's book will be valuable to introductory students in numerous disciplines, it will be particularly valuable as a model for inventing one's own mnemonics. -- Joel Wapnick, 1999 World Scrabble Champion, 1998 Canadian National Scrabble Champion, 1983 U.S. National Scrabble Champion
Wow! I have never found learning so easy and fascinating. I believe this volume will be invaluable to any student who is interested in taking considerably less time to study, fascinating to trivia buffs, and engrossing to the lay public who might never expect to encounter in one book the nuts and bolts of so many different walks of life. This is a keeper. -- Joe Edley, 3-Time American National Scrabble Champion (1980, 1992, 2000)
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The section on Spanish verbs will surely come in handy. I particularly like the mathematical and technical sections. After Dr. Evans's book, how can one remain content recalling the speed of light so imprecisely as 300 megameters per second?!
I consume with relish every one of this prolific author's books that I can get my hands on, and I encourage others to do the same. This book contains gems for persons of every age group, occupation, and avocation.
From a teacher's standpoint, the math, history, geography, and spelling sections will be of great value for any student. What is more, some of the material is sophisticated enough for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), a graduate admission test of vocabulary and cultural literacy.
It was amazing how quickly I warmed up to this book, and I am not surprised that it's been endorsed by not only two Scrabble champs, but also Brad Rutter (the guy who beat Ken Jennings and everybody else in Jeopardy's Ultimate Tournament of Champions).
Heaps of praise go to Rod Evans, and because the book is both entertaining and inexpensive, I see it making a great gift book as well.
Dawn L. Clark
The mnemonics catalogued here are encyclopedic - a great start on specific things to remember, in a long list of 45 useful categories from astronomy to zoology. For me the most useful categories are cooking, geopolitics, math, music, religion, and time & calendars (I'm constantly using "thirty days hath September, April, June & November...). Though I won't be using the psychology aids much, they sure offer an interesting, concise glimpse into human behavior and some of its disorders!
But just as important as the catalog is the broad view of how to remember things. With the perspective from this book on the many types of mnemonic (memory-aiding) tools available, I can construct my own mnemonics for the things I will learn tomorrow, or that are discovered or invented next month. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The memory devices in this book are ridiculous, complicated and especially non memorable.Published 6 months ago by JeannieChiliBeanie
I had originally gotten this for our daughters, but I have to admit I have been reading it more frequently and enjoying it myself. Read morePublished on March 7, 2014 by One Reviewer
Some of the basic mnemonics were not included. Some of the others were not very helpful… Didn't expect so many science terms. Do those guys actually study? Read morePublished on February 23, 2014 by Dr. DH
easy purchase thanks for the service, your product works as advertised and looks and works well. I will make future purchase with complete confidence.Published on March 5, 2013 by James Palmer
This is a great little book that presents a wide array of Mnemonic devices. It's amazing how much of what I remember from early elementary is tied to mnemonic devices . . . Read morePublished on June 2, 2011 by Bradley Bevers
An excellent reference book for memory devices! I highly recommend this book. A very complete book.Published on October 5, 2009 by MRraleigh
This entertaining and highly useful book should be in every school's professional library. When it comes to committing large chunks of information to memory, mnemonics can be... Read morePublished on February 6, 2009 by L. G. Payne