Friday, October 16, 2015

Let's be Less Stupid by Patricia Marx

Let’s Be Less Stupid
by Patricia Marx [817 Mar] 

Also known as Patty Marx, the author is an alum of the Saturday Night Live writing staff and currently works for the New Yorker magazine. The book records her quest to improve her gray matter over about a year’s time, performing cerebral exercises on her own and consulting with professionals for data and testing. Her take on how to train & maintain her brain is humorous, self-deprecating, and even thought-provoking. How synergistic! Perhaps her own mental abilities were not honed significantly sharper in the end, but she is helping the rest of us keep our own noggins and funny bones intact with this little tome. The one quibble I have with the book is the small print size — those of us of a certain age have eyes whose acuity has not kept up with our fabulous intellects!

[ Patricia Marx profile on the New Yorker web site ] | [ publisher’s official Let’s Be Less Stupid web page]

Recommended by Becky W.C.
Walt Branch Library

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