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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything - Joshua Foer Skip this book. If I could give it negative numbers, I would. It isn't worth the ink and paper used to publish it. The first page turned me off so completely that I skimmed the rest of the book in about 10 minutes. For a book on how to improve your memory, I am struck by the method proposed by the author. That method involves remembering shocking and often obscene images as a way of providing a mental peg on which to hang the memory. My issue is, if you have to remember images of defecating or being kicked in the groin to have a mental peg (and those are mild compared with some of the images), then is what you want to remember worth making your mind filthy? My answer is no.