Awfully Nice Praise for 'The Forgetting'

"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

David Shenk is a writer on genetics, talent and intelligence. He is the author of Data Smog, The Forgetting, and most recently, The Genius In All of Us. More

David Shenk is the author of six books, including Data Smog ("indispensable"—The New York Times), The Immortal Game ("superb"—The Wall Street Journal), and the bestselling The Forgetting ("a remarkable addition to the literature of the science of the mind."—The Los Angeles Times ). He has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Gourmet, Harper's, The New Yorker, The American Scholar, and National Public Radio. Shenk's work inspired the Emmy-award winning PBS documentary The Forgetting and was featured in the Oscar-nominated feature Away From Her. His latest book, The Genius In All Of Us, was published in March 2010. Shenk has advised the President's Council on Bioethics and is a popular speaker. Click here to follow him on Twitter.

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