Books from the Backlog #71

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer

Publication Date: March 3, 2011
Publisher: Penguin Press
The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory

An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.

Why did I add Moonwalking with Einstein to my bookshelf?

I picked up this book because both the title and cover grabbed me.  I could always use some help with my memory so I added it to my collection even though it is a bit outside of what I would normally read.  Of course, I haven't had the time to pick it up and my memory seems to be getting worse on a daily basis.  Hopefully, I can get started with this one before I forget about it again :)

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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  1. i think i could use help w
    sherry @ fundinmental
    ith my memory too. :-)

  2. Sounds like one I need to have by my side:)

  3. I am not a non-fiction/self help fan, but I will admit, the title and cover made me look closer.

  4. Yeah, seeing your pick grabbed my attention, too.

  5. I've never heard of this one, but I may be adding it to my TBR. Ever since my daughter was born, my memory is not what it used to be - and after six years it still has not recovered!

  6. Huh, this looks interesting! I'm fascinated by the idea of memory and how it works, and how terrifying it must be for Alzheimers' and other sufferers to lose it. Looks like a great read!


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