Moonwalking with Einstein Book
Score: 3.5
From 135 Ratings

Moonwalking with Einstein


  • Author : Joshua Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-03-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101475973

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Moonwalking with Einstein Excerpt :

“Highly entertaining.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker “Funny, curious, erudite, and full of useful details about ancient techniques of training memory.” —The Boston Globe The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

Moonwalking with Einstein Book
Score: 4
From 91 Ratings

Moonwalking with Einstein


  • Author : Joshua Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141032139

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Moonwalking with Einstein Excerpt :

Having achieved the seemingly unachievable, becoming a U.S. Memory Champion, Foer shows how anyone with enough training and determination can achieve mastery of their memory.

Moonwalking with Einstein Book
Score: 4
From 92 Ratings

Moonwalking with Einstein


  • Author : Joshua Foer
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2011-04-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141952277

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Moonwalking with Einstein Excerpt :

'Be prepared to be amazed' Guardian Can anyone get a perfect memory? Joshua Foer used to be like most of us, forgetting phone numbers and mislaying keys. Then he learnt the art of memory training, and a year later found himself in the finals of the US Memory Championship. He also discovered a truth we often forget: that, even in an age of technology, memory is the key to everything we are. In Moonwalking with Einstein he takes us on an astonishing journey through the mind, from ancient 'memory palace' techniques to neuroscience, from the man who can recall nine thousand books to another who constantly forgets who he is. In doing so, Foer shows how we can all improve our memories. 'Captivating ... engaging ... smart and funny' The New York Times 'Delightful ... uplifting ... it shows that our minds can do extraordinary things' Wall Street Journal 'Great fun ... a book worth remembering' Independent 'A lovely exploration of the ways that we preserve our lives and our world in the golden amber of human memory' New Scientist

Moonwalking with Einstein Book

Moonwalking with Einstein


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683783749

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Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer | Summary & Analysis Preview: Moonwalking with Einstein recounts author Joshua Foer’s yearlong journey from participant-journalist covering the national memory championships to becoming the 2006 USA World Memory Champion. Other segments offer a journalistic history of the human relationship with memory, addressing its failings, its successes, and its limitations. Most people operate according to a series of misconceptions about human memory. Above all, many believe that they have an average brain and are therefore incapable of performing mental feats such as swiftly memorizing a deck of playing cards shuffled into random order. This belief, however, is false. Memory champions are no smarter than anyone else and have unremarkable brains from a biological standpoint. The difference is in how memory champions use their brain. They employ techniques and training to overcome shortcomings that are hard-wired into the human brain anatomy. Even those who appear to possess a photographic memory likely do not and are instead employing other memorization techniques… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Moonwalking with Einstein: · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

The Art Of Memory Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Art Of Memory


  • Author : Frances A Yates
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-10-31
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448104130

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The Art Of Memory Excerpt :

This unique and brilliant book is a history of human knowledge. Before the invention of printing, a trained memory was of vital importance. Based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind, the ancient Greeks created an elaborate memory system which in turn was inherited by the Romans and passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, during the Renaissance. Frances Yates sheds light on Dante’s Divine Comedy, the form of the Shakespearian theatre and the history of ancient architecture; The Art of Memory is an invaluable contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the history of philosophy, of science and of literature.

Remember It  Book

Remember It


  • Author : Nelson Dellis
  • Publisher : Abrams Image
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1419732560

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Remember It Excerpt :

Throughout his research into memory theory, Nelson Dellis found existing memory improvement guides to be wanting--overcomplicated, dry, and stodgy. So he decided to write a book that is approachable and fun, centered on what people actually need to remember. In Remember It!, Dellis teaches us how to make the most of our memory, using his competition-winning techniques. Presenting the information in a user-friendly way, Dellis offers bite-size chapters, addressing things we wish we could remember but often forget: names, grocery lists, phone numbers, where you left your keys--you name it! This fast-paced, highly illustrated tour of the inner workings of the brain makes improving your memory simple and fun.

Art Of Memory Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Art Of Memory


  • Author : F A Yates
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136353611

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Art Of Memory Excerpt :

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Mind of a Mnemonist Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Mind of a Mnemonist


  • Author : A. R. Luria
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0674576225

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The Mind of a Mnemonist Excerpt :

The Mind of a Mnemonist is a rare phenomenon—a scientific study that transcends its data and, in the manner of the best fictional literature, fashions a portrait of an unforgettable human being.

Remember  Remember Book

Remember Remember


  • Author : Ed Cooke
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-09-25
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 9780670917853

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Remember Remember Excerpt :

Kings and queens, British prime ministers, American presidents, countries of Europe... We should all know these things - but like me, you're probably resigned to being the kind of person that just never will. Now Grandmaster of Memory Ed Cooke offers up his memory secrets with a fun, quick and completely unforgettable way to remember the things you thought you never could. But this is no boring Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste. With Ed leading the way on unlikely adventures through people and places, Abraham Lincoln may become a circle of bra-wearing hams linking arms in your mind, and you may well encounter a fridge wearing Calvin Klein underpants. You could also soon find yourself rattling off the prime ministers to a rapt audience and adding, in a knowing tone, 'ah yes, Marquess of Rockingham, Whig I believe?'. What is for sure is that you�ll be bursting with knowledge that will stick in your mind and impress your friends for ever.

Memory Superpowers  Book

Memory Superpowers


  • Author : Nelson Dellis
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683357766

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Memory Superpowers Excerpt :

A kid’s guide to amazing feats of memorization with “a variety of engaging memory exercises [and] methods for all different types of learners.” —Kirkus Reviews Nelson Dellis, the four-time USA Memory Champion, reveals the secrets to his phenomenal ability to remember almost anything. From presidents to state capitals, from mathematical theorems to the periodic table, kids have so much to remember for school! This incredibly helpful book is structured as an entertaining and fantastical narrative in which the author guides the reader as they attempt to climb Mount Foreverest. Up there, the goal is to defeat the Memory Thief, a villain plotting to steal everyone’s memories. On the journey, while encountering pirates, forest dwarves, and mummies, you’ll also find tools and tricks to remember the US presidents in order, foreign word meanings, countries and capitals, the periodic table, long numbers, and multiplication tables. These easily understandable exercises can help build skills to remember any kinds of words, lists, numbers, or concepts. Whether you’re trying to become a better student or just want to amaze friends and family, Memory Superpowers! is one unforgettable book. “[Steph] Stilwell’s bright illustrations accompany this book that’s full of useful tips that will help students enjoy learning to study better.” ?Booklist

Max Einstein  The Genius Experiment Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Max Einstein The Genius Experiment


  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Jimmy Patterson
  • Release Date : 2018-10-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316523950

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Max Einstein The Genius Experiment Excerpt :

What Harry Potter did for magic, Max Einstein does for kids' imaginations! Max leads a group of kid geniuses in this #1 New York Times bestseller officially approved by the Albert Einstein archives. Max Einstein is not your typical genius. She . . . Hacks the computer system at NYU to attend classes Builds inventions to help the homeless And talks to Albert Einstein! (Okay, that's just in her imagination) But everything changes when Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of the world's toughest problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that's only if the sinister outfit known only as The Corporation doesn't get to her first . . . Max Einstein is a heroine for the modern age and will be looked up to by readers for generations to come. "[A] fast-paced, science-filled caper." -- The Wall Street Journal

The Chicken Who Loved Books Book

The Chicken Who Loved Books


  • Author : Angela Hunt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-08-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 0986138673

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The Chicken Who Loved Books Excerpt :

Little Red loves the stories that Henry reads every afternoon in the coop. But when Henry stops bringing books and starts bringing video games, Little Red must find a way to tell him she would rather have books!

Love Anthony Book
Score: 4
From 44 Ratings

Love Anthony


  • Author : Lisa Genova
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471113284

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Love Anthony Excerpt :

From the bestselling author of Still Alicecomes a heartfelt novel about friendship and a mother coping with the loss of her autistic son Olivia Donatelli's dream of a 'normal' life was shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. He didn't speak. He hated to be touched. He almost never made eye contact. And just as Olivia was starting to realise that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony died. Now she's alone in a cottage on Nantucket, separated from her husband, desperate to understand the meaning of her son's short life, when a chance encounter with another woman facing her own loss brings Anthony alive again for Olivia in a most unexpected way. In a piercing story about motherhood, love and female friendship, Lisa Genova offers us two unforgettable women on the verge of change who discover the small but exuberant voice that helps them both find the answers they need. Fans of The Reason I Jumpand The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time will love Lisa Genova's story: always authentic and utterly moving. *'Remember how you couldn't put down Still Alice? Well, clear your schedule-because you're going to feel the same way' Jodi Picoult*

Forever Today Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Forever Today


  • Author : Deborah Wearing
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-07-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446488133

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Clive Wearing has one of the most extreme cases of amnesia ever known. In 1985, a virus completely destroyed a part of his brain essential for memory, leaving him trapped in a limbo of the constant present. Every conscious moment is for him as if he has just come round from a long coma, an endlessly repeating loop of awakening. A brilliant conductor and BBC music producer, Clive was at the height of his success when the illness struck. As damaged as Clive was, the musical part of his brain seemed unaffected, as was his passionate love for Deborah, his wife. For seven years he was kept in the London hospital where the ambulance first dropped him off, because there was nowhere else for him to go. Deborah desperately searched for treatments and campaigned for better care. After Clive was finally established in a new special hospital, she fled to America to start her life over again. But she found she could never love another the way she loved Clive. Then Clive's memory unaccountably began to improve, ten years after the illness first struck. She returned to England. Today, although Clive still lives in care, and still has the worst case of amnesia in the world, he continues to improve. They renewed their marriage vows in 2002. This is the story of a life lived outside time, a story that questions and redefines the essence of what it means to be human. It is also the story of a marriage, of a bond that runs deeper than conscious thought.

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini


  • Author : Joe Posnanski
  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501137242

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The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini Excerpt :

Joe Posnanski enters the colorful world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans to explore the illusionist’s impact on global culture—and why his legacy endures to this day. Nearly a century after Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926, he feels as modern and alive as ever. The name Houdini still leaps to mind whenever we witness a daring escape. The baby who frees herself from her crib? Houdini. The dog who vanishes and reappears in the neighbor’s garden? Houdini. Every generation produces new disciples of the magician, from household names in magic like David Copperfield and David Blaine to countless other followers whose lives have been transformed by the power of Houdini. In rural Pennsylvania, a thirteen-year-old girl finds the courage to leave a violent home after learning that Houdini ran away to join the circus; she eventually becomes the first female magician to saw a man in half on television. In Australia, an eight-year-old boy with a learning impediment feels worthless until he sees an old poster of Houdini advertising “Nothing on earth can hold Houdini prisoner,” and begins his path to becoming that nation’s most popular magician. In California, an actor and Vietnam War veteran finds purpose in his life by uncovering the secrets of his hero. But the unique phenomenon of Houdini was always more than his death-defying stunts or his ability to escape handcuffs and straitjackets. It is also about the power of imagination and self-invention. His incredible transformation from Ehrich Weiss, humble Hungarian immigrant and rabbi’s son, into the self-named Harry Houdini has won him a slice of immortality. No one has withstood the test of time quite like Houdini. Fueled by Posnanski’s personal obsession with the magician—and magic itself—The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini is a poignant odyssey of discovery, blending biography, memoir, and first-person reporting to trace Houdini’s metamorphosis into an iconic figure who has ins