- Paperback: 237 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (August 27, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345410025
- ISBN-13: 978-0345410023
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (415 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play Paperback – August 27, 1996
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While we were working on the covers of the repackaged mass market edition, I was intrigued
to see that one of the authors was an ex-New York Knick from one of the great championship
teams of my youth. I read Jerry Lucas's introduction with some curiosity and was hooked
immediately. I, too, had spent a great deal of my childhood inventing alphabetical and
numerical games. (As a result, I can still recite the phone numbers of a dozen or so elementary-school friends from thirty years ago!) I realized that I still used some of these tricks, but that there were even more ways I could use letters, numbers, and symbols to retain information. The techniques are interesting and ultimately fun. Oh, and let's not forget helpful.
Laurie Kahn, Associate Managing Editor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at school, in sports and play. Discover how easy it is to: file phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head; learn foreign words and phrases with ease; read with speed--and greater understanding; shine in the classroom--and shorten study hours; dominate social situations, and more.
"From the Paperback edition.
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Then when I searched for the book that not only make me increase my memory but in reality gives the control of my mind to me, I also came to know about this excellent book Maximizing Brain Control : Unleash The Genius In You. You can increase the memorization power with different tips and tricks but taking full control so that there remains no door unlocked for your memory to be enhanced, you can always go through this book to add up to your memorizing skills.
Harry Lorayne has proven himself to be the master at increasing mind's potential. The thing is that there is no way that you would master any trick overnight but with the techniques he share with you that he have used for all his life and have benefit from them up till today. It is your time to get on with learning the techniques and get the boost in your memory while you study, play or even when you are hanging out with friends. The only thing that would make your memory perfect is how much you dedicate yourself to them.
The author has taught with his experience that how he step by step mastered the techniques and how you can become proficient at them too so that you can get the grasp on your memory. This book is worth having especially if you are tired of looking around for memory improving books. Just commit yourself to the memory techniques present in here for you and get the success graph go through the roof.
The Memory book is co-authored mnemonics guide written by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas, both of whom have made a living by demonstrations of their prodigious memories - perhaps moreso Harry Lorayne - who was an irregular guest during the Johnny Carson era of the The Tonight Show. Initially published in 1974, the authors both converse and elaborate in an informal tone on both the history and techniques of not just improving memory but also distinct methods on particular matters as simple as remembering shopping lists to sports plays. Starting with a simple elaboration about the well-known image linking method of remembering lists, the authors build on with homonyms and codes that can be applied to almost anything that needs to learned.
I really enjoyed this book in several ways. The light and conversational tone forgoes the drier explanations about psychology with simple and effective details that will have you remembering things faster than you thought. While most of us have resigned ourselves to the brute force approach of repetition in remembering anything, those seeking alternative methods will be very interested in applying the techniques that the authors elaborate. In my case, the chapter on learning a second language has been an incredible guide to remembering vocabulary, moreso when it is something as alien as the Japanese language.
There is one passage that really stuck to me – In chapter 2 they were quick to declare that “virtually all learning is based on memory” and that while some educators might take offense to having their lessons simply “memorized”, the authors countered with an anecdote about the three steps of basic learning: 1) the search for information, 2) remembering the information, and 3) applying the information. By concentrating on the second step, everything else you want to know will coalesce around and finally you will be actually learning. While I seriously doubt the methods and exercises will turn you into stage act on par with Harry Lorayne, being able to remember names, faces, and the associated phone would be an impressive feat in this age of the omniscient contact lists.