Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer is the first book on memory that I read. Here is a link to an extended article by the author. The NY Times article is so extensive that I don’t feel the need to provide much of a review. You’ll get a good sense of what the book is all about by reading the article. Instead, I want to share some observations I have had since finishing the book.
The book is extremely well written and entertaining, and makes an excellent introduction to the world of the memory athlete. However, first and foremost it is a story, and as such falls a bit short in terms of being instructive about memory techniques. This is more than made up for by More