Real People/Real Stories: Moonwalking with Einstein
February 16 @ 2:00 pm
Real People/Real Stories meets the third Thursday of each month to explore the best in nonfiction history, biography, science, nature, and the arts.
Join us as we discuss Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.
The author’s yearlong quest to participate in the USA Memory Championship is recounted in this fun and fascinating book that investigates how the brain functions and the skill and history of memorization.
“His passionate and deeply engrossing book… is a resounding tribute to the muscularity of the mind…. In the end, Moonwalking with Einstein reminds us that though brain science is a wild frontier and the mechanics of memory little understood, our minds are capable of epic achievements.” — The Washington Post
“It’s a terrific book: sometimes weird but mostly smart, funny, and ultimately a lovely exploration of the ways that we preserve our lives and our world in the golden amber of human memory.” —Deborah Blum, New Scientist