30 Mar Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
What if you never had to use a to-do list ever again? Never had to make a list of action items or a grocery list? What if you could remember it all at any given time? You can. Author Joshua Foer, journalist-turned-memory-champion, writes a fascinating take of going from wanting to write an article about memory competitions and their competitors to actually becoming a world memory champion in the process. There is one particular chapter where the author is taught how to memorize a crazy long list in a matter of minutes. We skeptically tried the method and could recite the list from memory in 5 minutes. To say we are converts is an understatement. See the video with Joshua below.
From Amazon.com: 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.