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This review is from: Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (Hardcover)
Being a memory athlete myself and having competed in a number of memory competitions, I can honestly say that "Moonwalking With Einstein" does a tremendous job of representing the sport and doing it justice. Joshua Foer's writing style is fluid and easy to read; I probably read the book in two or three sittings. Foer writes with a clever wit and successfully avoids writing one of those boring self-help books about "how to improve your memory in a month!" I never thought this book would actually be released, but it did, and it's awesome! Highly recommended!
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Initial post: Mar 8, 2011 9:17:29 AM PST
G. Harcourt says:
"I probably read the book in two or three sittings"
What? You don't remember if it was two or three sittings?
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2011 4:34:24 PM PDT
G. Harcourt says:
My comment was meant as a jocular one - I hope you took it so.
I am now on page 139 - easy reading and interesting. I did not expect a textbook and did hope for a good story. That is what this is; a good story, told fairly well. Regards to all - keep it light.
Posted on Apr 14, 2011 8:43:47 AM PDT
Todd Rowland says:
My 13 year old son is reading this and loving it. He has a very good "knowledge" memory but would like to improve. Do you have any suggestions for books, websites etc. for him? He wants Rheterica Ad Herineum. But I think he is looking for more of a how to book. Do you know of any memory athlete competitions for teens? Thanks
Posted on Apr 23, 2011 2:48:17 PM PDT
Thank you for an honest review. This is the first 5 star review I've read where I can say "yeah, that's the book I read." All of the others pretend that the book is a "self-help" book that will help with your memory (which clearly wasn't the goal of the book).
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