Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
A journalist dives into the world of memory competitions and discovers the ancient techniques used by the mental athletes across the world. Upon his investigation he learns that anyone, with enough training, can achieve incredible feats of memorization and winds up winning the USA Memory Championship a year later.
Joshua researched the topic of memory thoroughly and presented his findings in a smooth, entertaining narrative. From the discover of the “method of loci” by the ancient Greeks to the modern memory systems employed by today’s masters, he outlines the history of human memory literature and shows the core discoveries of the ancients still hold merit today.