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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.
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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.
I have always considered my memory to be rather poor. But after using the VERY SIMPLE techniques in this book, I am capable of memorizing things many people would deem near impossible, with minimal effort. The first exercise listed ten words: Airplane, tree, envelope, earring, bucket, sing, basketball, salami, nose, and star. Then provided a child-like way to not only remember all ten words but also in the sequence in which they were presented. Some might, at first glance, think that's simple, but try it without a method! I had them memorized in about fifteen minutes and now they seem to be permanently etched in my brain; that was over a week ago and I just wrote them in this review from memory! The next exercise was a list of thirty words, most of which were complex and I had never seen before. That might impress some people, but these methods have real practical applications.
Memorizing names with faces, speeches, numbers (phone, credit card, a 50-digit number if you so desire) are what's taught in the first half alone. The use of "pegging" is central to the memorization methods taught in this book. Every number from 0 through 9 has a phonetic sound(s) associated with it. By mastering the basics, one can quickly figure out how to memorize a list of 100 words/names if he really wants to.
Here's an oversimplified example. Memorize the following ten groupings by using a simple rhyming method:
Now think of a word you want to memorize. This will be the first word in your memory. Now peg this word to the word "bun". For example, if you thought about a cloud, picture a hamburger bun with a big pile of "cloud" sitting in it instead of a hamburger patty. The more outlandish the connection you imagine, the easier it will be to recall. Peg your second word to "shoe" and so on.
This is really awesome. Why isn't this mandatory in elementary school?