"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)
"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, a reader in Belgrade
"Data Smog" added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2004
“For those of us living in Alzheimer’s shadow, I want to thank you for the wonderful gift of your book.”
-- T. Bancroft, Saco ME
"The Forgetting is a remarkable achievement."
-- Daniel Kuhn, Mather Institute on Aging
"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
-- LONDON EVENING STANDARD
"The Genius in All of Us has quietly blown my mind."
-- LAURA MILLER, SALON
"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
"David Shenk leaves an audience moved and much wiser."
-- Peter Braun, LA Alzheimer's Association
"David Shenk forced me to re-evaluate my longstanding faith in the intrinsic benefits of networking technology. "
-- Douglas Rushkoff
“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
"Elegant . . . a true page-turner, and a superb introduction to the game of chess."
-- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Fresh and fascinating...a world-spanning story [Shenk] relates with skill and verve."
-- THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
The End of Patience is an important book...Shenk offers something unique and valuable to a shell-shocked culture.“
-- Jon Katz, Author, Virtuous Reality
"Shenk writes with passion and grace."
-- THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
"A remarkable addition to the literature of the science of the mind."
-- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"The Forgetting is one of those rare books that lifts journalism to the level of literature."
-- THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
David Shenk named one of 21 "New Economy Gurus" for the 21st Century.
- DARWIN MAGAZINE
"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
"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., Director of Radiology, University Hospital of Brooklyn
"Your ‘Biocapitalism’ essay is truly an excellent piece of work."
-- M. Runge, Baltimore
"[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
"A great speaker...David will make you laugh one minute and think hard the next."
-- Jeff Ganek, CEO, Neustar, Washington DC
"A David Shenk speech is much more fireside chat than didactic lecture."
-- Naomi S. Boak, Twin Cities Public Television, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“The Forgetting has done a world of good. Keep up the good work!”
-- Gerald Couzens, The Johns Hopkins Memory Bulletin
"Shenk’s sentences are witty, often savagely funny."
-- PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
"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
"Thank you for your wonderful talk last night! You offered some excellent inspiration to our writers."
-- Beth Taylor, Brown University
"The Forgetting is completely absorbing, fascinating, the best of writing."
-- Amy Tan
"The End of Patience is a very useful antidote to the endless praise lavished on the new electronic mediums. Read it slowly!"
-- Bill McKibben
"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
"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
“Deeply affecting… a fascinating meditation on the scientific, political and cultural history of Alzheimer’s disease.”
- THE WASHINGTON POST
"Data Smog is an indispensable guide to the big picture of technology’s cultural impact."
-- THE NEW YORK TIMES
"A concise, insightful, and welcome critique."
-- THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“Data Smog is the Silent Spring for the Digital Age."
— THE BOSTON GLOBE