Multcolib My Librarian Karen E: Thanks for the memories
Annotation:This is an amazing book! It's the story of the author's psychotic breakdown and amnesia due to the malarial drug, Lariam, which he took while in India on a writing fellowship. This extremely well-written book is also a fascinating exploration of malaria, Lariam, and the relationship between one's memories and one's identity.
Annotation:Foer introduces us to the quirky and delightful world of amateur memorizers. You might also pick up a few tips and tricks on how to become a great memorizer yourself!
Annotation:A very accessible exploration of the science of memory. It's fascinating how slippery our memories really are.
Annotation:A completely engrossing book about perception, attention, reasoning, and memory. After reading this book, I have never completely trusted anyone's stories about their past!
Annotation:Oliver Sacks' books are always a treat; amongst all of the neurological cases that Sacks' documents here are ones involving profound memory loss. A fascinating and sympathetic rendering of human frailties.
Annotation:At the age of 22, Su Meck had a devastating accident - a ceiling fan fell on her head resulting in a traumatic brain injury and a complete loss of memory. She had to relearn everything! Her story is completely engrossing; it's amazing that she could write a book since she awoke from her injury knowing only about 100 words!
Annotation:A beautiful, wrenching story about the author's relationship and estrangement from her schizophrenic mother. When Bartok suffered a brain injury and memory loss, she reconnects with her mother as she reconstructs her memory.
Annotation:A nice, easy-to-follow guide on memory and exercises to improve your memory. For some of the exercises, it helps if you're from the generation that knows that Burger King used to "do it your way."
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Our memories are completely intertwined with our identities. Simply put, we are made up of our memories. There are lots of books out there that explore this subject. I've made a list of some of them so that you won't have to try to remember them on your own.