The book chronicles Mr. Foer’s rise (or is it descent?) from mere journalist covering the memory championship circuit to being part of the memory elite. The book is entertaining enough and keeps the tone of an easy Time magazine article. Don’t expect a lengthy discourse on memory techniques or the science of memory. The book only grazes these subjects as explanatory texts for the obsessions of the many peculiar characters in the memory industry. Mr. Foer reserves his best treatment for the people in this book; he tells their story with a few choice anecdotes and a couple of juicy quotes, without bearing judgment or malice. In fact, a little love shines through.