Moonwalking with Einstein

Moonwalking with Einstein Foer S Unlikely Journey From Chronically Forgetful Science Journalist To U.S Memory Champion Frames A Revelatory Exploration Of The Vast, Hidden Impact Of Memory On Every Aspect Of Our Lives On Average, People Squander Forty Days Annually Compensating For Things They Ve Forgotten Joshua Foer Used To Be One Of Those People But After A Year Of Memory Training, He Found Himself In The Finals Of The U.S Memory Championship Even Important, Foer Found A Vital Truth We Too Often Forget In Every Way That Matters, We Are The Sum Of Our Memories Moonwalking With Einstein Draws On Cutting Edge Research, A Surprising Cultural History Of Memory, And Venerable Tricks Of The Mentalist S Trade To Transform Our Understanding Of Human Remembering Under The Tutelage Of Top Mental Athletes, He Learns Ancient Techniques Once Employed By Cicero To Memorize His Speeches And By Medieval Scholars To Memorize Entire Books Using Methods That Have Been Largely Forgotten, Foer Discovers That We Can All Dramatically Improve Our Memories Immersing Himself Obsessively In A Quirky Subculture Of Competitive Memorizers, Foer Learns To Apply Techniques That Call On Imagination As Much As Determination Showing That Memorization Can Be Anything But Rote From The PAO System, Which Converts Numbers Into Lurid Images, To The Memory Palace, In Which Memories Are Stored In The Rooms Of Imaginary Structures, Foer S Experience Shows That The World Memory Championships Are Less A Test Of Memory Than Of Perseverance And Creativity Foer Takes His Inquiry Well Beyond The Arena Of Mental Athletes Across The Country And Deep Into His Own Mind In San Diego, He Meets An Affable Old Man With One Of The Most Severe Case Of Amnesia On Record, Where He Learns That Memory Is At Once Elusive And Reliable Than We Might Think In Salt Lake City, He Swaps Secrets With A Savant Who Claims To Have Memorized Than Nine Thousand Books At A High School In The South Bronx, He Finds A History Teacher Using Twenty Five Hundred Year Old Memory Techniques To Give His Students An Edge In The State Regents Exam At A Time When Electronic Devices Have All But Rendered Our Individual Memories Obsolete, Foer S Bid To Resurrect The Forgotten Art Of Remembering Becomes An Urgent Quest Moonwalking With Einstein Brings Joshua Foer To The Apex Of The U.S Memory Championship And Readers To A Profound Appreciation Of A Gift We All Possess But That Too Often Slips Our Minds.

Personal lifeFoer is the younger brother of New Republic editor Franklin Foer and novelist Jonathan Safran Foer He is the son of Esther Foer, president of a public relations firm, and Albert Foer, a think tank president He was born in Washington, D.C and attended Georgetown Day School He then went on to graduate from Yale University, where he lived in Silliman College, in 2004.Foer is married Personal lifeFoer is the younger brother of New Republic editor Franklin Foer and novelist Jonathan Safran Foer He is the son of Esther Foer, president of a public relations firm, and Albert Foer, a think tank president He was born in Washington, D.C and attended Georgetown Day School He then went on to graduate from Yale University, where he lived in Silliman College, in 2004.Foer is married to Dinah Herlands, a medical student at Yale, whom he met while an undergraduate at Yale.CareerFoer sold his first book, Moonwalking with Einstein The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, to Penguin for publication in March 2011 He received a 1.2 million advance for the concept when he was just 22 plus a movie option.In 2006, Foer won the U.S.A Memory Championship speed cards event by memorizing a deck of 52 cards in 1 minute and 40 seconds Moonwalking with Einstein describes Foer s journey as a participatory journalist to becoming a national champion mnemonist, under the tutelage of British Grand_Master_of_Memory, Ed Cooke.Foer s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, and The Nation In 2007, the quarterly art culture journal Cabinet began publishing Foer s column A Minor History Of The column examines an overlooked cultural phenomenon using a timeline OrganizationsFoer has organized several websites and organizations based on his interests He created the Athanasius Kircher Society which had only one session featuring Kim Peek and Joseph Kittinger He is the co founder, along with Dylan Thuras, of the Atlas Obscura, an online compendium of The World s Wonders, Curiosities, and Esoterica He is also a co organizer of Sukkah City

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  • Hardcover
  • 307 pages
  • Moonwalking with Einstein
  • Joshua Foer
  • English
  • 05 July 2017
  • 159420229X

10 thoughts on “Moonwalking with Einstein

  1. says:

    Here s the hook Suppose you want to commit the items on your to do list to memory because you don t have a pencil and paper The first five items on your list are 1 Buy a bottle of Bordeaux for tonight s dinner party2 Put Trainspotting at the front of the Netflix queue3 Finish the office TPS reports before the weekend4 Pick up the copy of The Master and Margarita that s on hold at the library5 Check the Haile Selassie wiki entry to see if the account of the attempted coup in Cutting for St Here s the hook Suppose you want to commit the items on your to do list to memory because you don t have a pencil and paper The first five items on your list are 1 Buy a bottle of Bordeaux for tonight s dinner party2 Put Trainspotting at the front of the Netflix queue3 Finish the office TPS reports before the weekend4 Pick up the copy of The Master and Margarita that s on hold at the libra...

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    Unimpressive This is a great example of how misleading a book title can be I d give it one and a half stars but it is just not worth two Moonwalking with Einstein The Art Science of Remembering Everything reads like a long magazine article which is kind of where I found out about the book The NY Times last week Having read the article, I was sufficiently impressed to get online and order the book It arrived four days later and I couldn t wait to get started At the onset of his Unimpressive This is a great example of how misleading a book title can be I d give it one and a half stars but it is just not worth two Moonwalking with Einstein The Art Science of Remembering Everything reads like a long magazine article which is kind of where I found out about the book The NY Times last week Having read the article, I was sufficiently impressed to get online and order the book It arrived four days later and I couldn t wait to get started At the onset of his book which does have a snappy title Foer was very clear this is not a how to book but rather, it is an account of his one year journey from being a journalist spectator to becoming winner of the US Memory Championship Maybe that s where I got off track The NY Times article, detailed as it was, failed to mention that part Its a critical detailthan an oversi...

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    Ignore the ridiculous title Forget the hideous book cover This is a fun and interesting read once you get past those stumbling blocks Joshua Foer was a journalist who wrote a story on the U.S Memory Championship, and he became so intrigued by the chance to improve his memory that he spent a year training to become a mental athlete The book covers his year spent learning about mnemonics and memory palaces and all of the memorable ahem characters he met along the way My favorite sections Ignore the ridiculous title Forget the hideous book cover This is a fun and interesting read once you get past those stumbling blocks Joshua Foer was a journalist who wrote a story on the U.S Memory Championship, and he became so intrigued by the chance to improve his memory that he spent a year training to become a mental athlete The book covers his year spent learning about mnemonics and memory palaces and all of the memorable ahem characters he met along the way My favorite sections covered the history of memorization it goes back to the ancient Greeks, when Socrates famously complained that writing destroys memory and some inspiring passages on how to make your life seemfull Monotony collapses time novelty unfolds it You can exercise daily and eat healthily and live a long life, while experiencing a short one If you spend your life sitting in a cubicle and passing papers, one day is bound ...

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    Let me see if I have this right pickled garlic, cottage cheese, Pete s Smoked Salmon, 6 bottles of champagne, 3 pairs of socks, hoola hoops, scuba diver in the sink, dry ice, send Sophia an email I think I messed it up, but there s some simple proof that memory techniques can be useful.Unfortunately, this book isn t about teaching memory techniques It s about Josh s journey to winning the biggest little award in the US which is NOT why I read this book.Sure, the overall story was int Let me see if I have this right pickled garlic, cottage cheese, Pete s Smoked Salmon, 6 bottles of champagne, 3 pairs of socks, hoola hoops, scuba diver in the sink, dry ice, send Sophia an email I think I messed it up, but there s some simple proof...

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    Cross posted atShelfinflictedPeople do the oddest things in the name of winning I m a competitive person as are most of you reviewers out there A few years ago I would have added the word very in front of competitive I ve mellowed as I ve aged but I remember the lengths I went to in order to be the best at whatever I deemed important But I m fairly certain I would not go to such lengths to win a memory competition.Joshua Foer thought it was a dandy idea..Joshua found himself in the worl Cross posted atShelfinflictedPeople do the oddest things in the name of winning I m a competitive person as are most of you reviewers out there A few years ago I would have added the word very in front of competitive I ve mellowed as I ve aged but I remember the lengths I went to in order to be the best at whatever I deemed important But I m fairly certain I would not go to such lengths to win a memory competition.Joshua Foer thought it was a dandy idea..Joshua found himself in the world of competitive memory when he decided he wanted to do a journalistic book about the subject and the people ...

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    This wasn t a bad book I quite enjoyed some of it and the author sometimes had me laughing in the way you can t help but laugh the first time you see the last scene of the very first Star Wars movie About twenty years ago I first came across Tony Buzan I read a couple of his books and even learnt enough of his methods to be able to memorise an entire weekly shopping list and to go around the supermarket without paper The problem was that I quickly came to the conclusion that learning has This wasn t a bad book I quite enjoyed some of it and the author sometimes had me laughing in the way you can t help but laugh the first time you see the last scene of the very first Star Wars movie About twenty years ago I first came across Tony Buzan I read a couple of his books and even learnt enough of his methods to be able to memorise an entire weekly shopping list and to go around the supermarket without paper The problem was that I quickly came to the conclusion that learning has very little to do with remembering particularly when remembering is defined as keeping strings ofor less unconnected facts in mind There is quite a lot of this book dedicated to watching the author learn to reme...

  7. says:

    Well, I m not going to lie, this book has already got two strikes I basically hate the genre of I did this wacky thing for a year, and then I wrote a book about it , plus he is the brother of a famouser writer whom Ior less revile But OMG you guys, my memory is so laughably bad And apparently this book might possibly have a side effect of helping me improve that, which would be worth slogging through a middling memoir Here s another book I m sad I never found time to review It wa Well, I m not going to lie, this book has already got two strikes I basically hate the genre of I did this wacky thing for a year, and then I wrote a book about it , plus he is the brother of a famouser writer whom Ior less revile But OMG you guys, my memory is so laughably bad And apparently this book might possibly have a side effect of helping me improve that, which would be worth slogging through a middling memoir Here s another book I m sad I never found time to review It was a great case of proving my open mindedness ha although I went in very ready to hate, I was totally charmed by this Moonwalking is a strange window into a very strange world if you didn t know there was a competitive memory circuit, you re in for some fun and some bemused head shaking It s actually also a very good use of the I did this wacky thing for a year, and then I wrote a book about it genre, because it s fascinating to watch Joshua completely embrac...

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    Joshua Foer begins exploring memory at the US Memory Competition, where he watches people who claim to have normal memory capacity memorize lists of phone numbers, the order of decks of cards, and poems in mere minutes Intrigued, he eventually decides to compete in the competition himself and receives help from leaders in memory techniques along the way.Foer weaves his experience in memory training with research and a history of the practice With a casual, story telling style he takes you on a Joshua Foer begins exploring memory at the US Memory Competition, where he watches people who claim to have normal memory capacity memorize lists of phone numbers, the order of decks of cards, and poems in mere minutes Intrigued, he eventually decides to compete in the competition himself and receives help from leaders in memory techniques along the way.Foer weaves his experience in memory training with re...

  9. says:

    Moonwalking with Einstein was a phenomenal book that made me feel differently about myself An average student growing up, I still felt I was a step behind everyone when it came to getting stuff So I made a point to know things ahead of time, go over itinerary for conventions, review code and new techniques for a meeting before the meeting or seminar happened, memorize rules and lists for activities in which I belonged to in a group, etc Because of this I was often seen as being in the top Moonwalking with Einstein was a phenomenal book that made me feel differently about myself An average student growing up, I still felt I was a step behind everyone when it came to getting stuff So I made a point to know things ahead of time, go over itinerary for conventions, review code and new techniques for a meeting before the meeting ...

  10. says:

    I love his style of writingfun and chatty Nice introductory chapters and a technique I learned while listening on the train for half an hour that allowed me to come home and impress my kids by having them write down a 50 digit number and then me recalling it digit by digit in order for them.I never thought about it before, but the book points out that before pen and paper, anything that needed to be preserved had to be memorized That is why so many of the techniques mentioned in the book I love his style of writingfun and chatty Nice introductory chapters and a technique I learned while listening on the train for half an hour that allowed me to come home and impress my kids by having them write down a 50 digit number and then me recalling it digit by digit in order for them.I never thought about it before, but the book points out that before pen and paper, anything that needed to be preserved had to be memorized That is why so many of the techniques mentioned in the book are from antiquity and continue to stand the test of time.The mind likes sequential memories Memories that are stored as part of a story that are made as multi sensorial in the mind as possible are easily recalled After finishing the book and applying some of the techniques, I can attest to the fact tha...

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