"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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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.