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How to Develop a Super-power Memory [Paperback]

Harry Lorayne
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22 May 1986
There is no such thing as a poor memory - only an untrained one. This book proves the point by showing with what speed and ease anyone can accomplish seemingly amazing memory feats. The author's system of memory builders provides a quick and easy remedy for forgetfullness.
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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons; New edition edition (22 May 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 072251316X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0722513163
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 285,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars powerful stuff 6 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
if you want to improve your memory this is the technique to use -
a pure mind blower - highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and effective 20 July 2010
By zrtf90
Format:Hardcover
This is a practical and readable book. It doesn't have the scientific research behind it as Higbee's book (or similar) but this is a very usable book without having to bother with why or how it works.

These methods do work and don't require any specific talents. I expected Lorayne to tell me how he did it with a 'but don't expect to be able to copy me' catch but these methods really work and have helped me with many life skills.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as the rest 19 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I first read this book over 20 years ago. I believe the author is a famous magician /memory man & I did see him once on Parkinson years ago. He uses all the techniques that Buzan, O'Brien etc use - Peg & Link, Visualisation, Pnemonics, Memorising Numbers, cards, faces etc and this book is a fraction of the price(I can't remember if he used mind maps though). It might seem a little out of date and more geared to a North American reader but it's cheap as chips!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Now why did I buy this....? 22 Mar 2012
By A.Ward
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a book originally published in 1958, with this edition from 1986, so I'd guess it's kind-of longevity has something to do with useful content!

Over the time since publication I'd expect there to be some perspective changes, but the essentials are the same...to develop a better memory. A brief look at the content points to the use of common sense, but it's amazing how we can hone our mind simply by highlighting some aspect by writing it down.
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