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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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Top Customer Reviews
The real strength of this book over others of its kind is the dialog between Lucas and Lorayne. They are fun to read and almost never get boring. There are anecdotes to at the beginning of most chapters and spread throughout the book.
Personally, I found Kenneth Higbee's "Your Memory" a better book, it's more complete a reference and gives much more of the why of memory rather than just the how of remembering. Depending on your needs, you might like this book more, it's got more examples on how to use the systems it introduces and is much lighter and a little less dry, although Higbee's book is very readable.
As with every other memory book, the techniques take time to learn and take considerable effort, but work very well. For a book on memory techniques, this book doesn't dissapoint.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did not find the book helpful because it talked about methods I have already tried.Published 1 month ago by Maggie Kay
i didn't find this to be an easy read. all this material is much better explained in ron white youtube vids or udemy "superlearner". Read morePublished 1 month ago by H. Y. khan
Great tools for improving memory. The techniques need to be used consistently to be useful. The book is probably longer than it needs to be, which is why I gave it 4 and not 5... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mike P
I am so frustrated that they do not teach these memory techniques in primary school. Memory techniques have been in use since early Greek and Roman times, but have fallen into... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The system for improving memory outlined in this book is somewhat difficult at first but if you follow the clearly explained plan, you will be pleasantly surprised at the resultsPublished 2 months ago by Frank J. Koerner