posted on May, 9 2011 @ 12:01 PM
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer (Jonathan Safron Foer's brother).
Foer was tasked with writing an article about the US Memory Championships and became curious as to whether the competitors were gifted with a great
memory of if it was a trainable attribute. He wound up in the championships a year late. The book reminds me a lot of word freaks, which was about
scrabble competitors. It's mostly story, with facts and tips tossed in but the way it's written is with a very funny, very readable, slant.
A great read, more so if you are, like me, always forgetting names, dates etc. The first real "exercise" he is given, is passed along to the reader
so that you can practice as he's learning it and, five days later, I still remember the list.