"Among nonfiction accounts [of Alzheimer's disease], David Shenk's beautiful, harrowing 'The Forgetting/Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic' (2001) remains the standard. It is one of those rare books that lifts journalism -- the gathering and dissemination of topical facts -- to the level of literature."

-- Julia Keller, in the Chicago Tribune, 8/5/2010