K. Gregg Boles
This was an interesting story about memory techniques and the subculture of memory competitors. I thoroughly enjoyed the book!
I would recommend with the understanding that this teaches very few ways to increase one's memory but it a good first read/listen for anyone that is wondering about the extent at which these tricks are helpful.
The author's travels to those with memory conditions and how they have helped neuroscience.
Practice, practice, practice.
For many things I also feel that my memory is awful. The story of someone who, in some manner, conquered the problem is encouraging. Knowing that there are ancient systems that can help people improve their memory gives me hope.
This is the first book I've read on the topic and it's a great way to get started on the road to memory
It was very informative, however I wasn't able to feel completely engrossed during the middle portions. It was probably because I realized I didn't care about the topic too much, half way through.
Well written though.
A great story with useful techniques that are applicable to life. I've used what I learned listening to this to create a Memory Palace of reminders about investing (my day job) and life lessons as a sort of meditation (I call it memortation), that has been useful to me and that I probably would not have developed without this book.
This is a fun and enjoyable read that also provides some valuable tips
To increase your memory capacity. The story isn't the most compelling, but I felt that I learned a lot and had fun doing it!
I had high expectations, and they were met. I felt like I got the intro to using basic techniques but through engaging and interesting stories. I also appreciated Joshua's analysis of characters and events.