Remember Remember: Learn the Stuff You Never Thought You Could

Ed Cooke

Remember Remember: Learn the Stuff You Never Thought You Could

Kings and queens, British prime ministers, American presidents, countries of Europe... We should all know these things - but like me, you're probably resigned to being the kind of person that just never will. Now Grandmaster of Memory Ed Cooke offers up his memory secrets with a fun, quick and completely unforgettable way to remember the things you thought you never could. But this is no boring Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste. With Ed leading the way on unlikely adventures through people and places, Abraham Lincoln may become a circle of bra-wearing hams linking arms in your mind, and you may well encounter a fridge wearing Calvin Klein underpants. You could also soon find yourself rattling off the prime ministers to a rapt audience and adding, in a knowing tone, 'ah yes, Marquess of Rockingham, Whig I believe?'. What is for sure is that you’ll be bursting with knowledge that will stick in your mind and impress your friends for ever. 3.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
Remember Remember: Learn the Stuff You Never Thought You Could

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Psychology & Psychiatry, Reference
Format Hardback
Pages 240
RRP £12.99
Date of Publication September 2008
ISBN 978-0670917853
Publisher Viking
 

Kings and queens, British prime ministers, American presidents, countries of Europe... We should all know these things - but like me, you're probably resigned to being the kind of person that just never will. Now Grandmaster of Memory Ed Cooke offers up his memory secrets with a fun, quick and completely unforgettable way to remember the things you thought you never could. But this is no boring Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste. With Ed leading the way on unlikely adventures through people and places, Abraham Lincoln may become a circle of bra-wearing hams linking arms in your mind, and you may well encounter a fridge wearing Calvin Klein underpants. You could also soon find yourself rattling off the prime ministers to a rapt audience and adding, in a knowing tone, 'ah yes, Marquess of Rockingham, Whig I believe?'. What is for sure is that you’ll be bursting with knowledge that will stick in your mind and impress your friends for ever.

Reviews

The Times

Iain Finlayson

Memory techniques are “ridiculously underused”, says Cooke, Mr Memory columnist for The Times who suggests that we tell ourselves stories to help us to remember strings of names in sequence. For this book he has written four narratives, heavy on imagery, allusions, synonyms and sound-alike words that include the names of every British prime minister and monarch, US president and every country in Europe. The same principle can perhaps be more usefully applied to your shopping list. Give up writing things down.

18/10/2008

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