The drills she prescribes are a lot of fun too. For example, in the first chapter, she demonstrates how "working" memory functions by having you look at a number and then quickly look away and try to recall it. The numbers progress from 4 digits to 12. (If you can recall the 12-digit number after glancing at it, you probably don't need this book.) Then she demonstrates long-term memory by having you write down the names of all 50 states, something you probably haven't attempted since grade school.
Green suggests mastering one chapter a week, and completing them in order. But she also acknowledges that many readers will jump right to Step 7: How to Remember the People You Meet. At least one of the seven techniques she presents in that chapter should be immediately useful at your next social gathering. ("John! What an interesting name. My favorite uncle was named John....") --Lou Schuler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I bought this for my husband who has been diagnosed with dementia. It was recommended by his doctor. He did not even read the first chapter. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gina P.
It was fun exercises. No, pressure involved. But Integrity was necessary. I needed a quickly access all the material in that vast brain of mine. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Edward Rodriguez
Seriously, did I buy this book because I don't remember doing so. And since this is a book on memory ... well, the proof is in the pudding.Published 24 months ago by Guillermo O. Perez
The quality was as described and i received it quickly. However, I have not had time to try out any of its ideas.Published on May 12, 2013 by Kindle Customer
Funny thing about this book. It is a great book to read but when I set it down and turn around to go do something else I wind up forgetting where I put the book when I decide to go... Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Nancy
I remembered to write a review about this book, but forgot what I was going to write. I thought I'd look over the book to refresh my memory before writing the review, but I forgot... Read morePublished on October 30, 2010 by Mak
It showeda a down to earth approach to assist you in your memory process. I believe that it will help me when I complete reading the book.Published on April 8, 2009 by Walter W. Gloyer