UCSB Reads Picks ‘Moonwalking with Einstein’ By Joshua Foer

When journalist Joshua Foer covered the 2005 USA Memory Championship in Manhattan for Slate magazine, he didn’t expect to return a year later as one of the competitors. He was more than a bit skeptical during that first go-round when experts told him anyone could learn to memorize entire decks of playing cards or strings of numbers hundreds of digits long. … The Antioch University Library, the Luria Library at Santa Barbara City College and the Westmont College Library are partners in the program, and the book is a Santa Barbara Public Library System “Read” selection for this winter. Multiple copies will be available for loan, including audio, e-book, Spanish language and large-print versions. more

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