|aMoonwalking with Einstein :|bthe art and science of remembering everything /|cby Joshua Foer.
|aNew York :|bPenguin Press,|c2011.
|a307 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -297) and index.
|aThe smartest man is hard to find -- The man who remembered too much -- The expert expert -- The most forgetful man in the world -- The memory palace -- How to memorize a poem -- The end of remembering -- The ok plateau -- The talented tenth -- The little rain man in all of us -- The US memory championships.
|aHaving achieved the seemingly unachievable-- becoming a U.S. Memory Champion-- Foer shows how anyone with enough training and determination can achieve mastery of their memory.
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 more important, Foer found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.