Awfully Nice Praise for 'The Forgetting'

By David Shenk
"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

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http://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/2010/08/awfully-nice-praise-for-the-forgetting/61026/