• Young Adult Fiction

The Memory Book


Author: Lara Avery
Publisher: Poppy
ISBN: 0316283770
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
View: 4778
They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember. Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even the rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly steal her memories and then her health. So the memory book is born: a journal written to Sammie's future self, so she can remember everything from where she stashed her study guides to just how great it feels to have a best friend again. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime-crush Stuart, a gifted young writer home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood friend Cooper, and the ridiculous lengths he will go to make her laugh. The memory book will ensure Sammie never forgets the most important parts of her life--the people who have broken her heart, those who have mended it--and most of all, that if she's going to die, she's going to die living. This moving and remarkable novel introduces an inspiring character you're sure to remember, long after the last page.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Memory Book


Author: Lara Avery
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1786489317
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
View: 8771
Fans of All the Bright Places and The Fault in Our Stars will fall head-over-heels for this wonderfully original portrait of love and loss. Samantha McCoy has it all mapped out. First she's going to win the national debating championship, then she's going to move to New York and become a human rights lawyer. But when Sam discovers that a rare disease is going to take away her memory, the future she'd planned so perfectly is derailed before its started. Realising that her life won't wait to be lived, Sam sets out on a summer of firsts. The first party. The first rebellion. The first friendship. The last love.

    • Young Adult Fiction

The Memory Book


Author: Lara Avery
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316283770
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
View: 7421
They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember. Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even the rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly steal her memories and then her health. So the memory book is born: a journal written to Sammie's future self, so she can remember everything from where she stashed her study guides to just how great it feels to have a best friend again. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime-crush Stuart, a gifted young writer home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood friend Cooper, and the ridiculous lengths he will go to make her laugh. The memory book will ensure Sammie never forgets the most important parts of her life--the people who have broken her heart, those who have mended it--and most of all, that if she's going to die, she's going to die living. This moving and remarkable novel introduces an inspiring character you're sure to remember, long after the last page.

    • Self-Help

The Memory Book

The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play
Author: Harry Lorayne,Jerry Lucas
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307814068
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
View: 7502
Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at school, in sports and play. Discover how easy it is to: file phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head; learn foreign words and phrases with ease; read with speed--and greater understanding; shine in the classroom--and shorten study hours; dominate social situations, and more. From the Paperback edition.

    • Fiction

The Day We Met


Author: Rowan Coleman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553394126
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 4808
A middle-aged woman succumbing to a memory-robbing disease records in a scrapbook the highs and low of her life as a final gift to her husband and daughters. By the best-selling author of The Accidental Mother. Original.

    • Medical

The Memory Book

How to Remember Anything You Want
Author: Tony Buzan
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
ISBN: 9781406644265
Category: Medical
Page: 232
View: 8281
This extraordinary book will start you off on what will be the most exciting intellectual adventure of your life and will provide immediate and compelling proof that your memory can easily and successfully become supercharged! The Memory Book will introduce you to advanced memory techniques, which when combined with the simultaneous development of all your senses, will blast your memory capability into the stratosphere. Imagine your life with a memory that can easily and perfectly learn and recall lists of 10 to 10,000 objects; where you know the name of every bone and muscle in your body; every element on the periodic table and its associated number; the location and capital city of every country in the world. The list of things you could know and learn, just like the capability of your memory, is endless and inexhaustible. The Memory Book is- * *The ultimate guide to mastering your memory. *Written by the master of memory and the brain, Tony Buzan. *A fully revised and updated, new edition of a book that has already sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world. *A serious memory improvement book for those serious about improving their memory. *The perfect book for a society obsessed with brain training and mitigating debilitating and degenerative mental disease. *A satisfying and hugely rewarding personal challenge - the opportunity to become a one-in-a-million memory master. *As well as dramatically improving your ability to remember, you'll increase your IQ, think more creatively and imaginatively, and, in turn, achieve greater success in all areas of your life. *Used to remember names, dates, numbers, speeches, whole books - anything.

    • Travel

The Memory Book

One Woman's Self-Discovery in the Mist of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy
Author: Linda Fischer
Publisher: Minted Prose LLC
ISBN: 0990572153
Category: Travel
Page: 326
View: 4601
Found in an antique store while the author was on a short vacation to Budapest, the small leather book—filled with watercolors, drawings, and messages—turned out to be a memory book. At the turn of the twentieth century, many Eastern European girls kept memory books as keepsake albums, in which to record advice and remember special events. This particular one contained evergreen truisms and aphorisms written to the the book's owner, Amálka, when she visited places that few Americans know. Driven by curiosity and concern, the author undertook a multi-year journey into the heart of Old Europe and deep into centuries of art, history, and war. The result is a personal exploration of Austria-Hungary and the countries divided up by the Peace Treaty of Trianon at the end of World War I. Here she spreads a message of love in our time and helps Amálka's story live on.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Memory Book


Author: Neil Curtis
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741144512
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 172
View: 2601
Enter the realm of Neil Curtis' childhood memories. His evocative paintings and powerfully simple narrative are intensely personal, yet speak to the child in us all.

    • Fiction

The Memory Book of Starr Faithfull

A Novel
Author: Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 309
View: 8749
The intensely erotic diary of a beautiful young heiress, Starr Faithfull, whose battered body washes up on a New York beach, recreates the illicit affair between a child and her cousin, a prominent Boston politician, in a story based on a real-life case. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

    • Fiction

The Memory Book


Author: Penelope J. Stokes
Publisher: W Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780849944659
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 556
Longing for a sense of connectedness in spite of an adoring fiancé and impressive education, orphan Phoebe Lange discovers a family scrapbook dating back to the 1920s in which she discovers a terrible secret that triggers an identity crisis. Original.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Memory Chalet


Author: Tony Judt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101484012
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 742
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year "It might be thought the height of poor taste to ascribe good fortune to a healthy man with a young family struck down at the age of sixty by an incurable degenerative disorder from which he must shortly die. But there is more than one sort of luck. To fall prey to a motor neuron disease is surely to have offended the Gods at some point, and there is nothing more to be said. But if you must suffer thus, better to have a well-stocked head." -Tony Judt The Memory Chalet is a memoir unlike any you have ever read before. Each essay charts some experience or remembrance of the past through the sieve of Tony Judt's prodigious mind. His youthful love of a particular London bus route evolves into a reflection on public civility and interwar urban planning. Memories of the 1968 student riots of Paris meander through the divergent sex politics of Europe, before concluding that his generation "was a revolutionary generation, but missed the revolution." A series of road trips across America lead not just to an appreciation of American history, but to an eventual acquisition of citizenship. Foods and trains and long-lost smells all compete for Judt's attention; but for us, he has forged his reflections into an elegant arc of analysis. All as simply and beautifully arranged as a Swiss chalet-a reassuring refuge deep in the mountains of memory.

    • Fiction

Episodes

A Memorybook
Author: Michael Baxandall
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN: 9780711231153
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
View: 1218
Presenting a mesmerizing picture both of British intellectual life in the 1940's and '50's and the mental, emotional, and cultural formation of a man destined to transform many aspects of that world over the next 40 years, Episodes is both a gripping story and a vividly analytic tour de force. From early childhood in Cardiff and the valleys of South Wales to school and adolescence in Manchester and more, the book brilliantly recaptures the formation of the young man who finally decides not to write novels but to become a scholar. First recounting, in coruscating detail, life and work with John Pope-Hennessy at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and then narrating the debate and final acceptance of an invitation from the Warburg Institute at London University, Episodes shows the formation of the extraordinarily learned and original mature scholar. A personal testimony, a spellbinding series of vignettes and characterizations of famous and infamous contemporaries, and a contribution to the cultural history of the mid-20th century, this is an essential and unforgettable book.

    • Psychology

The Memory Book


Author: Janet Wiles,Judith Wiles
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730496112
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
View: 7737
You won't forget this book! THE MEMORY BOOK is packed with useful information and practical strategies to help keep your memory in tip-top shape. there's nothing more frustrating than your memory letting you down. Perhaps you forget what you meant to do the minute you get up to do it, or you bump into your neighbours at the shops and you can't remember their names, or you can't think of a word that's on the tip of your tongue. Many of us worry it's a sign we're getting old - or worse, developing some form of dementia. Up-to-date with all the latest research and understanding about the brain, tHE MEMORY BOOK is an indispensable guide that explains how memory works and why it fails us, and is brimming with practical tips and techniques to improve your memory and help you stay fresh and alert in the years ahead. Read this book to find out: .the differences between normal ageing and dementia .Whether old brains can form new connections .the best diet for promoting a good memory .Whether doing a crossword or going for a 20-minute walk is better for boosting memory .Why maintaining an active social life is so important for a healthy memory .tricks for remembering people's names in social situations

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Memory Palace

A Memoir
Author: Mira Bartok
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439183325
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 305
View: 2773
The daughter of piano prodigy Norma Herr describes how she and her sister were forced by their mother's violent schizophrenic episodes to discontinue contact with her until the author's debilitating injury changed her sense of the world and enabled a healing reconciliation.

    • Fiction

The Memory of Running


Author: Ron McLarty
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101201022
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 5184
Every decade seems to produce a novel that captures the public’s imagination with a story that sweeps readers up and takes them on a thrilling, unforgettable ride. Ron McLarty’s The Memory of Running is this decade’s novel. By all accounts, especially his own, Smithson "Smithy" Ide is a loser. An overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk, Smithy’s life becomes completely unhinged when he loses his parents and long-lost sister within the span of one week. Rolling down the driveway of his parents’ house in Rhode Island on his old Raleigh bicycle to escape his grief, the emotionally bereft Smithy embarks on an epic, hilarious, luminous, and extraordinary journey of discovery and redemption.

    • Performing Arts

It's a Wonderful Life

A Memory Book
Author: Stephen Cox
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581824346
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 139
View: 368
Paperback release of 2003 holiday bestseller which offers behind the scenes info on this holiday classic as well as current info on stars from the show.

    • Health & Fitness

The Memory Book

For Dementia, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Paul Whitby
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781490579573
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 36
View: 318
A practical guide to helping improve memory for people suffering with dementia, stroke or traumatic brain injury, and their carers. A host of handy and proven approaches provided by a clinical psychologist with over twenty five years experience in the field. Readers say: "The author's knowledge, experience and compassion shine through. Highly recommended." "Paul Whitby has managed to put a lot of information in one small book"

    • Fiction

The Memory Book


Author: Rowan Coleman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448175127
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 6552
'wonderful...a beautiful book, very moving' Marian Keyes When time is running out, every moment is precious... When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementoes will soon be all her daughters and husband have of her. But how can she hold onto the past when her future is slipping through her fingers...? A Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Autumn Book Club pick, The Memory Book is a critically acclaimed, beautiful novel of mothers and daughters, and what we will do for love.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Memory of Light


Author: Francisco X. Stork
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545634024
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 9932
"When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the Lakeview Hospital Mental Disorders ward, she knows one thing: After her suicide attempt, she shouldn't be alive. But then she meets Mona, the live wire; Gabriel, the saint; E.M., always angry; and Dr. Desai, a quiet force. With stories and honesty, kindness and hard work, they push her to reconsider her life before Lakeview, and offer her an acceptance she's never had. But Vicky's newfound peace is as fragile as the roses that grow around the hospital. And when a crisis forces the group to split up, sending Vicky back to the life that drove her to suicide, she must try to find her own courage and strength. She may not have them. She doesn't know. Inspired in part by the author's own experience with depression, The Memory of Light is the rare young adult novel that focuses not on the events leading up to a suicide attempt, but the recovery from one -- about living when life doesn't seem worth it, and how we go on anyway."

    • Psychology

The Memory Illusion

Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory
Author: Dr Julia Shaw
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473535174
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
View: 4658
Think you have a good memory? Think again. Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered occasional memory lapses, such as entering a room and immediately forgetting why, or suddenly being unable to recall the name of someone we've met dozens of times. But what if our minds have the potential for more profound errors, that enable the manipulation or even outright fabrication of our memories? In The Memory Illusion, forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr Julia Shaw uses the latest research to show the astonishing variety of ways in which our brains can indeed be led astray. She shows why we can sometimes misappropriate other people's memories, subsequently believing them to be our own. She explains how police officers can imprison an innocent man for life on the basis of many denials and just one confession. She demonstrates the way radically false memories can be deliberately implanted, leading people to believe they had tea with Prince Charles, or committed crimes that never happened. And she reveals how, in spite of all this, we can improve our memory through simple awareness of its fallibility. Fascinating and unnerving in equal measure, The Memory Illusion offers a unique insight into the human brain, challenging you to question how much you can ever truly know about yourself.