Memory Training Books – Best Memory Improvement Books
Hey, guys, Ron White here, two-time U.S.A. Memory Champion. I have been teaching memory seminars for almost 25 years now. Normally, I’m telling you about my books and my courses, but I want to tell you about the courses that I’ve learned from over the last 25 years.
Maybe you would benefit from learning from different styles of memory and maybe you’re curious which ones really impacted me. If you want my programs, they’ll be below the description, but here are the books that I have read over the years that really helped me in memory.
First of all, I got started, introduced to memory training, in 1991 by a guy named Kevin Trudeau. I was watching his late-night infomercials on TV in high school and I was trying to get together with my friends and get the money together to buy his Mega Memory course. We didn’t end up buying it because we were high school students and we procrastinated. But two weeks after high school graduation, I got hired through a weird coincidence — I met somebody with Kevin Trudeau’s company and I went to work for his company. That was the first memory course that I had ever took. The company was Memory Training Institute.
It was Kevin Trudeau’s former company and his course was Mega Memory. Mega Memory is a great course. It’s really for beginners. It’s going to be hard to find because they don’t produce it anymore. But, if you can get it on eBay or something like that, Mega Memory was the first memory course that I ever took and it’s a great course for beginners.
It’s definitely — it’ll jumpstart you.
When I went to work for Kevin Trudeau’s company, I started digging around and buying memory books.
The first memory book:
Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas’ The Memory Book. This is the bestselling memory book of all time. This book has a copyright of 1974. I don’t know if you can tell, but I’ve had it for 25 years. The pages are torn. It’s all wrinkled. This — I love this. I love this book so, so much. I mean it’s just — it’s an awesome book. This book really inspired me. And Harry Lorayne was a mentor or mine in a sense. We’ve never met, but this is a great book. The Memory Book, it’s the bestselling memory book of all time. You can probably get it really cheap on Amazon.com.
The second book:
Here’s another one of Harry Lorayne’s books called Remembering People. I can’t — I don’t know if you can tell, but the cover is off of this book, I’ve had it so long, and it’s torn in half. All right? So, I’ve read this book a lot. Remembering People by Harry Lorayne, great book.
Dominic O’Brien, eight-time World Memory Champion, has a great memory course. Dominic O’Brien, you might want to search that.
Tansel Ali, he’s the Australian Memory Champion, T-A-N-S-E-L, Ali, I believe, A-L-I. I don’t know if that’s how you’d pronounce it, but that’s how Texans pronounce it. He has great memory courses as well. He’s got a book out, How to Remember Everything in like two days or something like that. So, Tansel’s book is great.
The Third Book:
This book by Scott Flansburg is not a memory book
. It is accelerated learning. Scott, you might have seen him on the History Channel. He’s got a show called Human Calculator. This is an incredible book I bought in the ’90s when he had a program called Mega Math out with Kevin Trudeau. And I bought this in the ’90s, Math Magic. Search for this on Amazon, Math Magic. It’s a great book. I bought it in the ’90s and then, ironically, Scott and I became friends in about 2005 and he’s been one of my closest friends for over ten years now. So, Math Magic, a great book. If you want to know how to multiply 782 times 25 in your head, get this book, all right?
And then Ramon Campayo, he owns speed records for memory, like memorizing 27-digit numbers in 3 seconds. It’s incredible his records. Candidly, I’ve read all these other books, this one I haven’t really got through, but I respect his credentials so much I bought this book, and it’s the one that I’m going to go through next.
So that is some memory courses out there that I highly recommend. Of course, I recommend mine as well, but I wanted to open you up to other possibilities and ideas as well. I hope this helped you and go get a memory book.