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You Must Remember This: Easy Tricks & Proven Tips to Never Forget Anything, Ever Again
by Karen Dolby
Quick! Name the planets in the solar system! Not so easy, is it? All the facts and scraps of knowledge we’ve learned throughout our education can be forgotten over time, and are often impossible to recall when we need them most (i.e., an intense game of Trivial Pursuit!). But with You Must Remember This, all those facts and trivia will come flooding back, for good. From th ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Broadway Books
(first published January 1st 2010)
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Essentially a trivia book (and listed under the subject "Reference--Trivia"), You Must Remember This is a compendium of mnemonic devices, most of which we learned as children. The emphasis is on rote memorization, which is not true learning, and should not be used as a substitute for understanding a subject. The book doesn't go into any depth about memory itself and how it works, and only a couple of passages give concrete tips on how to improve memory in certain situations, like remembering ...more
If you are looking for a memory improvement book, this is NOT the one. 99.9% of this book is just mnemonic phrases that one learns in childhood. There are a couple of ones that I hadn't seen before, but not worth it. I am looking for a book that helps me build my own mnemonic system for remembering things. This books spends a couple pages outlining a couple, but it doesn't go into any depth; it is not very helpful.
I was expecting something different from this book. It basically gave specifics from literature to the solar system among other topics which I didn't find useful. I wanted a more overall way of helping my memory & this wasn't it. I don't care about certain details of history or science per say. I didn't even bother finishing it since I found it to be more of a waste. Seems like something that those in school would find useful.
I bought this book in the hopes that I would learn some tips and tricks that would improve my memory. As a commenter below mentioned, this book is essentially a trivia book --which is disappointing as it seems to marketed as something more substantial. However, the trivia it does contain is interesting enough.