Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

This book explores the fascinating world of memory champions. Joshua Foer is a journalist who gets interested in this world of playing card retention and learning huge random numbers. But along the way, while meeting all of the characters involved in this strange world, he realises that he must become one to understand the capacity of the human memory. The result is an interesting book about his journey. He characterises the oddballs that he meets and shares some of his experiences of stretching his memory to its full capacity. It is not a ‘how-to’ book. Tony Buzan’s books are probably better for that. But it is a good yarn about using memory and what you can do to your mind if you have the inclination and training time