We spend roughly forty days every year trying to remember things we've forgotten. Does it matter any more in our age of technology? In Moonwalking with Einstein Joshua Foer shows us that the art of memory is the key to everything we are - and that anyone can master it.
From ancient memory techniques to competing in the finals of the US Memory Championship, from the man who can recall nine thousand books to another who constantly forgets who he is, Joshua Foer takes us on an astonishing journey through the power of memory. In doing so, he reveals its hidden impact on our lives, and shows how we can all dramatically improve our memories.
'Great fun and hugely readable, always fascinating and frequently mind-boggling . . . a book worth remembering' Independent
'Passionate and deeply engrossing . . . Our memories, Foer tells us, are the seat of civilization, the bedrock of wisdom, the wellspring of creativity . . . Unforgettable' Washington Post