Have you ever been frustrated by trying to remember something that seems to be just out of your mental grasp? Ever marveled at the memory capacity or speed at which a friend or acquaintance can memorize information? Joshua Foer wondered whether he could train his memory to attain the levels of memory champions over the course of a year after attending the U.S. Memory Championship to write a news article about the event. Moonwalking with Einstein is the memoir he wrote about his experiment in memory training. It was fascinating to read about the memory champ circuits and the people who participate, as well as the scientific experiments that have been conducted on memory and on people with abnormal memories. Foer writes in a coherent and entertaining manner about some quite disparate subjects, from chick sexing to savant syndrome. If you’ve ever read and liked A.J. Jacobs, you should consider picking up Moonwalking with Einstein.