Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

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By (author) Joshua Foer

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  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 307 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 244mm x 30mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 28 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 159420229X
  • ISBN 13: 9781594202292
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 16,807

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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.

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Joshua Foer has written for "National Geographic, Esquire, The New York Times, The Washington Post," and "Slate."

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"You have to love a writer who employs chick sexing to help explain human memory. Foer is a charmer, a crackling mind, a fresh wind. He approaches a complex topic with so much humanity, humor, and originality that you don't realize how much you're taking in and understanding. It's kind of miraculous." -Mary Roach, author of "Packing For Mars, Bonk, Spook, " and "Stiff" ""Moonwalking With Einstein" isn't just a splendid overview of an essential aspect of our humanity-our memory; it is also a witty and engaging account of how Foer went from being a guy with an average memory to winning the U.S. Memory Championship." -Dan Ariely, author of "The Upside of Irrationality" and "Predictably Irrational"; professor of behavioral economics at Duke University. "In this marvelous book, Joshua Foer invents a new genre of non-fiction. This is a work of science journalism wrapped around an adventure story, a bildungsroman fused to a vivid investigation of human memory. If y