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Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
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Jan 20, 2013

really liked it
Recommended to Jim by: Hugues
Read from January 13 to 19, 2013 — I own a copy

Wonderful read. Foer's book is utterly charming. The frame of this book is participatory journalism, the story of how Foer went from observer of the U.S.A. Memory Championship to winner within the space of one year. Inside this frame, Foer engages questions of cultural memory, neuroscience, literary history and pre-history, self-improvement hucksterism, and trends in education, with a cast of characters that includes savants, frauds, mental athletes, Cicero, medieval scholars, Giordano Bruno, Mark Twain, and ESPN. It's a very brisk read, and raises fascinating questions.

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01/17/2013 page 90
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