Moonwalking with Einstein

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer, 2/5

This book was not nearly as interesting as the title made me hope it would be.  There wasn’t much of practical use in it and it was written in a dry, unengaging, unlikable style.  It struck me as a nice magazine article that had been fleshed out with lots of predictable rabbit trails and speculation.  A little research revealed that this is exactly what it is; the author is a freelance journalist and this is his only book, for which he received $1.2 million in advance.  The book’s background really shows – it feels written for profit, not passion.

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