Don’t trust your memories

I came across an interesting take on the False Memory Syndrome. While we all experience memory failures from time to time, false memories are unique in that they represent a distinct recollection of something that did not actually happen. It is not about forgetting or mixing up details of things that we experienced; it is aboutContinue reading “Don’t trust your memories”

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks * Rebecca Skloot

This is the first non-fiction I have read (or more like listened to) in a while and while I loved the book, there were definitely some flaws with it too (probably stemming from the author’s way of writing). Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Tumor cells taken from herContinue reading “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks * Rebecca Skloot”

The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood

The handmaid of the title is Offred, one of the few fertile women in a totalitarian theocratic state. Offred serves the Commander and his wife Serena Joy. Every month she must have impersonal sex with the Commander until she becomes pregnant. Let’s just say this novel is not exactly fiction. The Handmaid’s Tale is consideredContinue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood”

Advanced Memory Techniques

The ideal for any stage mentalist or magician by establishing credibility of amazing skills with an easy to follow instructional book on using the amazing power of your memory. The ancient Greeks would have power memory contests – they would speak for hours. The stories would be learned word for word … Join the powerContinue reading “Advanced Memory Techniques”