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Joshua Foer

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Foer is the younger brother of New Republic editor Franklin Foer and novelist Jonathan Safran Foer. He is the son of Esther Foer, president of a public relations firm, and Albert Foer, a think-tank president. He was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Georgetown Day School. He then went on to graduate from Yale University, where he lived in Silliman College, in 2004.

Foer is married to Dinah Herlands, a medical student at Yale, whom he met while an undergraduate at Yale.

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Foer sold his first book, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, to Penguin for publication in March 2011. He received a $1.2 million advance for the concept when he was just 22 plus a movie option.

In 2006, Foer won the
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Newspapers and magazines have begun releasing their "Best of 2011″ lists, and Moonwalking with Einstein has already appeared on several of them:


Amazon.com Top 20 Best Books of 2011


Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year


O Magazine's Top 5 Nonfiction books of 2011


Discover Magazine's Best Science books of 2011


Amazon.ca Top 5 Best Nonfiction Books of 2011


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“Monotony collapses time; novelty unfolds it. You can exercise daily and eat healthily and live a long life, while experiencing a short one. If you spend your life sitting in a cubicle and passing papers, one day is bound to blend unmemorably into the next - and disappear. That's why it's so important to change routines regularly, and take vacations to exotic locales, and have as many new experiences as possible that can serve to anchor our memories. Creating new memories stretches out psychological time, and lengthens our perception of our lives.”
Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

“It is forgetting, not remembering, that is the essence of what makes us human. To make sense of the world, we must filter it. "To think," Borges writes, "is to forget.”
Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

“Memory is like a spiderweb that catches new information. The more it catches, the bigger it grows. And the bigger it grows, the more it catches.”
Joshua Foer, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

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