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Letters I'll never send: to Joshua Foer (author of "Moonwalking with Einstein")

“Poetry puts a spirit of life and motion into the universe. It describes the flowing, not the fixed. It does not define the limits of sense, or analyze the distinctions of the understanding, but signifies the excess of the imagination beyond the actual or ordinary impression of any object or feeling. 2,167 more words

Moonwalking With Einstein

Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer, 2011

Published by Penguin Books

First line: “Dom DeLuise, celebrity fat man (and five of clubs), has been implicated in the following unseemly acts in my mind’s eye: He has hocked a fat globule of spittle (nine of clubs) on Albert Einstein’s thick white mane (three of diamonds) and delivered a devastating karate kick (five of spades) to the groin of Pope Benedict XVI (six of diamonds).” 695 more words


Book Roundup - 5 Reads to Enhance Creativity & Learning

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance” – Josh Waitzkin. Child chess prodigy, Waitzkin, first shot to prominence as the subject matter for the 90’s film, “ 1,908 more words


Moonwalking with Einstein: Chapter 4

“He is trapped, I realize, in the ultimate existential nightmare, utterly blind to the reality in which he lives.” – Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein… 311 more words

Joshua Foer

Moonwalking with Einstein: Chapter 3

“… A great memory isn’t just a by-product of expertise; it’s the essence of expertise.” – Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein

At Florida State University, K. 408 more words

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Moonwalking With Einstein: An Adventure in Mnemonics

This post is an adaptation of my Goodreads review of Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer. 

This book drove my wife crazy. I kept stopping to share what I was learning. 1,133 more words