Remember Josh Waitzkin?

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Of course you remember Josh Waitzkin! Josh was the kid star in the book his father, accomplished writer Fred Waitzkin, wrote: Searching for Bobby Fischer, which was later turned into an incredibly famous chess movie. After winning many US chess titles and becoming an IM, Josh Waitzkin abandoned chess for Tai Chi, and then won the world title in this branch of the martial arts. Now Josh has written a book: The Art of Learning, about which tons of hype are being poured into the world. The book's covers are heavy with 'advance praise', which often makes you suspicious. So is it any good? According to our reviewer Jonathan Rowson it is a very good book indeed. And he read it twice, just to be sure. Rowson calls Josh's insights into the learning proces "both deep and compelling". He acknowledges that Waitzkin describes very convincingly how you can learn to recognize when you perform best, and how you can get into that state at will. Rowson goes so far as to call this a possible "prototype of an answer to the holy grail of performance psychology". And Jonathan Rowson, mind you, is not only a very successful writer himself, and a very strong GM, but also holds a PHD in Psychology! So, please, have a look at this remarkable book.
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