Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Ranked #1 in Memory Improvement, Ranked #6 in Human Brainsee more rankings.

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...

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Bill Gates CEO/MicrosoftOf the five books I finished over vacation, the one that impressed me the most – and that is probably of broadest interest – is Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, by science writer Joshua Foer. This is an absolutely phenomenal book that looks at memory and techniques for dramatically improving memory. Foer actually mastered these techniques, which led him to the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. His book gives fascinating insights into how the mind works. (Source)

Chelsea Handler It has changed my life and made me embarrass myself much less when meeting someone twice. (Source)

Mikhail Dubov It's always hard to choose a favourite book, but if I had a gun to my head, I'd probably choose Moonwalking with Einstein in Non-Business (but still non-fiction) category. I like [this book] because of fantastic story-telling quality and insights relevant to what I do in business and in life more generally. (Source)

Dmitry Dragilev There’s a book Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer, amazing book about how memory works in general, really changed the way I kind of think about. (Source)

Jessica Flitter I start my class with the memory unit and love this book. Josh Foer’s story is a perfect hook for students and makes psychology accessible to them. While they may not be training for memory championships in the near future, many feel like they are preparing for a mini version while tackling their class load. (Source)

Tim Cowlishaw Book-a-Shaw club meets on 1st of month (new goal!). My neurologist recommended this funny, insightful book on the brain, how our memories work and how to make them more efficient...#@joshuafoer (Source)

Deborah Blum This book focuses not so much on the scientists but more on the consequence and meaning of memory for the rest of us. Within the framework of a memory championship, Foer looks at this almost obsessive interest in learning, how to remember everything. He asks the really interesting philosophical question, which is, are we defined by what we remember? (Source)

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