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The Forgetting

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The Forgetting by David Shenk
Paperback $16.95
Jan 14, 2003 | ISBN 9780385498388

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Praise

Praise for David Shenk’s The Forgetting

“Riveting . . . Superb . . . A wonderfully readable history of the brain and of memory.” —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“A remarkable addition to the literature of the science of the mind . . . Shenk has drawn together threads of neurobiology, art history, and psychology into a literary portrait of Alzheimer’s disease perfectly balanced between sorrow and wonder, devastation and awe.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“An elegant new book . . . Shenk rises above the usual rhetoric of combat and cure, enabling us to confront Alzheimer’s not as an alien pestilence but as part of the human condition.” —Newsweek

“Written with a researcher’s attention to detail and a storyteller’s ear.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Destined to be a classic . . . Shenk’s guided tour is free of medical jargon, filled instead with clear and sometimes memorable phrasing.” —The Seattle Times

“Excellent.” —The New Yorker

“A fascinating meditation . . . Shenk has found something beautiful and soulful in a condition that forces people to live in the perpetual ‘now.’ . . . Deeply affecting.” —The Washington Post Book World

“A graceful, masterful portrait of [the] illness. . . Readers can’t help but be taken by Shenk’s humanity and compassion, which brim throughout.” —Los Angeles Times

“Carefully researched and engagingly written.” —The Wall Street Journal


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