I was looking forward to reading Mindhacker: 60 tips, tricks, and games to take your mind to the next level by Ron and Marty Hale-Evans, because their previous book, Mind Performance Hacks, completely changed my life by introducing me to to my first memory technique. Read more
Moonwalking with Einstein is a book by Joshua Foer that looks at the modern revival of the 2,500 year old craft of memory. The book describes the journey of the author as he goes from a journalist who is writing an article about memory competitions, to a mental athlete, obsessed with the sport, who eventually wins the 2006 USA Memory Championship. Read more
I created a new section in the Memory Forum for book reviews. If you’ve read any good books that would interest other memory people, head over to the Book Reviews and Discussion section and share your recommendations. 🙂
More coming soon…
Moonwalking with Einstein is getting a lot of press coverage. Here is an interview with Joshua Foer on NPR:
Memory Champs? They’re Just Like The Rest Of Us
I’ve been seeing references to the book in many newspapers and magazines. I think the book has the potential to increase awareness of memory techniques in the US. As soon as memory techniques become popular, I think the US will be able to field a larger number of competitors who have a chance of winning international competitions…
While searching for new memory books to read, I came across a few interesting books on mnemotechnics through Google Books that are in the public domain. I haven’t read them yet, but here they are in PDF format. You may need to apply memory techniques just to remember the titles. To download them, right-click on the links and choose “save link as…” Read more
Below are some books related to memory that I’ve read so far, in no particular order. My favorites are in bold.
This post is an overview of Andi Bell’s Memory Pack, published in 2000.
I bought the Memory Pack because I saw some videos of Andi Bell and wanted to learn more about his techniques. Here are the videos: