Joshua Foer probably never forgets is that he is, as writers tend to describe him, novelist Jonathan Safran Foer's younger brother. But big friggin' deal, really -- the elder Foer probably wishes he had Josh's mad skills, which he developed to win the 2006 U.S. Memory Championships and describes in his first book, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.
High-end competitive memorizing is something many people could achieve, Foer learned. It's largely a matter of focus, tools, and technique. So we'll write this part down for you: Foer will discuss and sign Moonwalking at Changing Hands Bookstore. The event is free, but pre-ordering the book, which just came out in paperback for $16, guarantees you a seat (while they last) and a place in line.
Tue., March 6, 7 p.m., 2012
Get the Events Newsletter
What's happening in town? From underground club nights to the biggest outdoor festivals, our top picks for the week's best events will always keep you in on the action.