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Memory Power: You Can Develop a Great Memory--America's Grand Master Shows You How

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Ever forget where you put your car keys? Or forget a name five seconds after meeting someone? Forgetting is normal but not inevitable. Now, Scott Hagwood's Memory Power provides the solution. His amazingly easy-to-master guide shows you how to develop a great memory, no matter how weak you think yours is. Scott was just an average guy with a below-average memory who nevert
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Free Press (first published December 27th 2005)
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Apr 19, 2013 Michael rated it liked it
I'd heard about the Roman Room in conversation for ages, and you know, I like remembering things, so I started reading. Moonwalking With Einstein was an excellent intro, giving a good overview of the history and the current state of memory culture. It didn't have much in the way of actual mnemonics though. I went straight to the source; Rhetorica Ad Herennium, and I found it dry... Not that it was boring but it just wasn't helpful. It seemed to be geared more towards a student with something of ...more
Apr 29, 2010 Sinda1 rated it liked it
I happen to come across this book when my sister visited me. She didn't finished it so I decided to give it a shot. Since I don't have a photographic memory I thought this might be a brain teaser. I find it very informative. There are stragies that Scott Hagawood shares with us. I've applied those things since and I am pretty content with the result. For example I am better at remembering numbers. The reading and actually doing part gets to be kind of a hassle for me at least.
Adam Johns
Jul 14, 2013 Adam Johns rated it really liked it
Fantastic resource that I'll definitely be using in the future. I knew the brain was amazing, but discovering some of its capabilities has gone beyond anything I could imagine! I highly recommend this for anyone who thinks they don't have a very good memory, and those of you that do, this book will only help you make it better!

Thanks Dave Dixon for recommending it!
Eva Pradhan
Oct 24, 2013 Eva Pradhan rated it really liked it
I am glad I read this book. I was quite amazed that I was able to memorize a deck of card easily and I think students can immensely benefit from learning the memory techniques. It can give them a powerful tool to memorize dry information and retain them. It was a wonderful book, maybe a dry read sometime but this is a good reference book I am keeping on my shelf.
May 12, 2013 Jon rated it it was ok
Shelves: braaains
This would be more accurately entitled "Scott Hagwood: all about me*

*15 bonus pages to improve your memory included.

While there is no denying that Hagwood is an accomplished memory champion, there are much more instructive and engaging books on memory out there. Unless you're interested in Scott Hagwood specifically, this is a skip.
Randy Ray
Mar 10, 2010 Randy Ray rated it liked it
This wasn't the best-written book I've ever read, but the strategies were accessible. I'm toying with the idea of trying to become a memory champion, but it still seems like a lot of work, so I don't think Scott Hagwood or current champ Ron White have much to worry about.
Nicole Vital
Jul 18, 2011 Nicole Vital rated it it was ok
This book is boring and doesn't captivate the reader at all.
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Feb 08, 2013 May Mugartegui rated it liked it
Strategies to be taken into consideration. Good book overall
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Mar 10, 2012 Stokely Klasovsky rated it liked it
The content is excellent, but Hagwood's writing isn't particularly engaging. It's a very dry read.
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