One Book, One Oak ParkPublished on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:59am | Updated on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:33pm.
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer is the premiere title for a new commnunity experience aimed at bringing us all together.
Join us in One Book, One Oak Park to take part in a new summer program geared toward all readers 18 and older. There’s nothing to write down or turn in to the library. Just read, discuss, and connect with one another through discussion with family, neighbors, and friends.
Named one of the best books of 2011 by Amazon.com, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, Moonwalking with Einstein “recounts Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top mental athletes. He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.”
The library will host multiple book discussions this summer. Another option for readers, available beginning in June, are Book Group Discussion Kits. Created just for you by our very own librarians, these kits come complete with author background, discussion questions, and more to help you organize and lead discussion in your own neighborhood, with your own book group, on your own timeline.
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- Learn more about Moonwalking with Einstein on Joshua Foer's website
- Connect with Joshua Foer on Facebook
- Watch Joshua Foer's Ted Talk: Feats of memory anyone can do
- Watch Joshua Foer's presentation at Elmhurst College on You Tube