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In The Yellow Elephant, two-time Australian Memory Champion Tansel Ali shows you how he turned his very ordinary memory into a champion one – and memorised the Yellow Pages phone book along the way. Ali’s easy-to-follow steps explain how the brain remembers and how you can take advantage of this. Practical exercises help you learn techniques and build your memory skills qu ...more
Kindle Edition, 161 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Hardie Grant Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Henry Collie
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredibly accessible introduction to memory techniques which will change the way you think about memory. I met him via a Skype lesson after reading this and can vouch that he is a lovely, encouraging bloke too.
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Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, quick read. The skill sets laid out in this book will only improve with practice. SO Practice!!!
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