Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein is a nominee for Goodread.com’s Best Nonfiction category. I think it would be great if a book about memory techniques were to win. If you have a moment to vote, click here.
Quick 5-minute video of an interview with Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein: Read more
There was a terrible article about Moonwalking with Einstein in The Guardian today by a reviewer who I think doesn’t understand the book.
The subtitle of the review is this negative line: Read more
Adaptations of original pieces of literature are about as daring as things get in Hollywood of late, so the news that Columbia Pictures have acquired the rights to a marginal best-seller comes as a real surprise.
Only a “marginal” bestseller? It was #2 on Amazon last I checked. Read more
Moonwalking with Einstein is a book by Joshua Foer that looks at the modern revival of the 2,500 year old craft of memory. The book describes the journey of the author as he goes from a journalist who is writing an article about memory competitions, to a mental athlete, obsessed with the sport, who eventually wins the 2006 USA Memory Championship. Read more
Moonwalking with Einstein is getting a lot of press coverage. Here is an interview with Joshua Foer on NPR:
Memory Champs? They’re Just Like The Rest Of Us
I’ve been seeing references to the book in many newspapers and magazines. I think the book has the potential to increase awareness of memory techniques in the US. As soon as memory techniques become popular, I think the US will be able to field a larger number of competitors who have a chance of winning international competitions.
Will there be a Moonwalking with Einstein movie?
Producers: Mike White and Ben LeClair
Directed by: Mike White
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Does anyone know anything about the Moonwalking with Einstein movie?
This kind of coverage is good for memory techniques.
Joshua Foer’s New York Times article is here.