I was sent a copy of the book Remembering Willie Nelson: The Science of Peak Memory, and it is excellent. If you are interested in memory techniques in education, this book provides many interesting references. Read more
Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein is a nominee for Goodread.com’s Best Nonfiction category. I think it would be great if a book about memory techniques were to win. If you have a moment to vote, click here.
There was a terrible article about Moonwalking with Einstein in The Guardian today by a reviewer who I think doesn’t understand the book.
The subtitle of the review is this negative line: Read more
Adaptations of original pieces of literature are about as daring as things get in Hollywood of late, so the news that Columbia Pictures have acquired the rights to a marginal best-seller comes as a real surprise.
Only a “marginal” bestseller? It was #2 on Amazon last I checked. Read more
I was looking for this video of Nelson on the Today Show and just found it: 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
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…