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Moonwalking with Einstein Summary

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Moonwalking with Einstein Summary

MicroSummary: “Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything” rummages through historical volumes and mental athletes’ manuals, whilst documenting Joshua Foer’s journey to become the 2006 U.S.A. Memory Champion and sharing the author’s favorite memory tips and tricks.

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Having trouble remembering faces and places? What about names and numbers? Or, for that matter, anything?

Joshua Foer doesn’t have any of these problems. At least not anymore.

In “Moonwalking with Einstein,” he writes how this transformation occurred.

Who Should Read “Moonwalking with Einstein”? And Why?

Memory is an integral part of everybody’s life. Whether it’s necessary to help you remember your cousins’ names at a cocktail party, or to pass your final exam with flying colors, it’s certainly one of your most valuable assets on a daily basis. And “Moonwalking with Einstein” tries to teach you techniques to remember better. So, really – this book is about everyone.

About Joshua Foer

Joshua FoerJoshua Foer is an American freelance journalist and published author. A Yale graduate, he went on to become the 2006 US Memory Champion.

In addition to “Moonwalking with Einstein,” he has authored “Atlas Obscura,” a book about the weirdest and most peculiar places in the world.

“Moonwalking with Einstein Summary”

Have you ever heard of the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey”?

If not, the only two things you need to know now is that they are about three millennia old and that, combined, they are about 30,000 lines long!

Now, here’s another question:

The printing press was invented in 1440; how do you think these two epics reached us?

Here’s something that may shock you:

Many people in the ancient world knew them by heart! Each and every line of them! And the epics were orally transmitted from a generation to generation until they were written down.

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