Thorndike Press

Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting

  • Lisa Genova
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  • ISBN-10: 1432888854
  • ISBN-13: 9781432888855
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 296 Pages | Hardcover
  • Available July 2021

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A New York Times Bestseller

Have you ever felt panic when you walk into a room only to forget why you went there in the first place? If you’re over forty, you’re probably not laughing. You might even be worried that these lapses in memory could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s or dementia. Just because your memory sometimes fails doesn’t mean it’s broken or succumbing to disease. Forgetting is part of being human. In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. By setting educated expectations for your memory, you create a better relationship with it. And that can be life-changing.


Customer Reviews

“Genova’s plentiful anecdotes from her personal and professional lives make it easy for readers to relate, and her obvious expertise in memory and the brain results in a book that is more insightful than many others on the subject. Sharp writing and accessible storytelling make for a compelling read.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“This user-friendly account is very informative and should encourage and comfort concerned readers.”

— Booklist

“A solid primer on the way memory works and fails to work. . . . Genova blends popular science and self-help, providing lay reader-friendly descriptions of the function of memory and sharing tips for better memory in a helpful appendix. . . . This accessible survey is an easy entry point for anyone wondering how and why they keep forgetting where they left their car keys.”

— Publishers Weekly