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"Data Smog is an indispensable guide to the big picture of technology’s cultural impact."
— THE NEW YORK TIMES 

"A remarkable addition to the literature of the science of the mind." 
—  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW

“For those of us living in Alzheimer’s shadow, I want to thank you for the wonderful gift of your book.”
— T. BANCROFT, SACO, MAINE

"Couple of days ago I finished reading your excellent book Data Smog, which comes to my hands after a little bit hard effort. But this effort is worth of everything."
— PETROVIC, BELGRADE, SERBIA

"A great speaker...David will make you laugh one minute and think hard the next." 
— Jeff Ganek, CEO, Neustar, Washington DC

"Shenk writes with passion and grace."
— THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

"Beguiling...The Immortal Game has an improvisational dexterity that suits its subject."
— THE WEEKLY STANDARD

"The Forgetting is completely absorbing, fascinating, the best of writing."
— AMY TAN

Shenk's original term "data smog" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2004

"Your talk was a great success -- the best event of its sort we've ever had. You inspired our school and our community."
— Robert D. Brisk, The Wellington School, Columbus OH

“Deeply affecting… a fascinating meditation on the scientific, political and cultural history of Alzheimer’s disease.”
- THE WASHINGTON POST

"David Shenk’s brilliant book Data Smog names the problem, describes it, explains it and -- God bless him -- offers us help in coping with it."
— NEIL POSTMAN

"Shenk’s sentences are witty, often savagely funny."
— PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

"Thank you for your wonderful talk last night! You offered some excellent inspiration to our writers."
— BETH TAYLOR, BROWN UNIVERSITY

"I picked up the audio version of The Genius in All of Us at the library and have listened to it twice --so far. Really impeccably researched and well balanced with stories." 
— CHRISTINE B.

"Beguiling...[The Immortal Game] has an improvisational dexterity that suits its subject."
-- THE WEEKLY STANDARD

"A bravura demonstration of the art of storytelling."
-- THE GLOBE AND MAIL (Canada)

"Elegant . . .  a true page-turner, and a superb introduction to the game of chess."
— THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

"Fascinating….As good as the science in [The Forgetting] is, it takes a back seat to Shenk’s eloquent reflections on the meaning of memory and aging [and] our sense of self."
— THE WASHINGTON MONTHLY

David Shenk named one of 21 "New Economy Gurus" for the 21st Century.
— DARWIN MAGAZINE

“I just completed The Forgetting and can’t begin to thank you. I was enlightened by your research and touched by the way you dealt with the emotional impact."
— C. MURRAY, ORLANDO, FLORIDA

"David Shenk leaves an audience moved and much wiser." 
— PETER BRAUN, ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

"I enjoyed so much your talk today. Your work rings so true and is so vital in today's toxic deterministic and parochial milieu."
— HYMAN SHWARZBERG, M.D., UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF BROOKLYN

Shenk's original term "data smog" was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2004.

"Your ‘Biocapitalism’ essay in Harper's is truly an excellent piece of work."
— M. RUNGE, BALTIMORE MD 

"The End of Patience is an important book...Shenk offers something unique and valuable to a shell-shocked culture.“
— Jon Katz, Author, Virtuous Reality

"The Forgetting is a remarkable achievement."
— Daniel Kuhn, Mather Institute on Aging

"Inspiring and liberating."
-- Steven Johnson

"The Genius in All of Us is a great book."
-- Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

"David Shenk sweeps aside decades of misconceptions about genetics."
-- Daniel H. Pink

"The Forgetting is one of those rare books that lifts journalism to the level of literature."
— THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"We enjoyed Shenk's candor, his sense of humor, and his deep insights into the process that lay behind talent and intelligence."
— RONALD GROSS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Data Smog is the Silent Spring for the Digital Age."
— THE BOSTON GLOBE

"The Genius in All of Us has quietly blown my mind."
— LAURA MILLER, SALON

"David Shenk forced me to re-evaluate my longstanding faith in the intrinsic benefits of networking technology. "
— DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF

"A bravura demonstration of the art of storytelling."
— THE GLOBE AND MAIL

"Shenk’s sentences are witty, often savagely funny."
— PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

"The End of Patience is a very useful antidote to the endless praise lavished on the new electronic mediums. Read it slowly!"
— BILL MCKIBBEN

"I sat in the audience today at TEDxRCP and was deeply moved by you...Thank you for your 'realness.'  It was incredible."
— BETH YOUNG, WARRENTON, VA

"Shenk may understand the Information Age better than anyone else: he sees benefits and perils that everybody else seems too rushed to notice."
— DAN RATHER

"A deeply interesting and important book."
-- THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"Profound."
-- LONDON EVENING STANDARD

"The Genius in All of Us has quietly blown my mind."
-- LAURA MILLER, SALON

"[The Forgetting is] intelligent and unusually circumspect."
-- THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS


"Riveting….superb….a must-read for anyone interested in the wretched ailment that is Alzheimer’s."
-- THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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