The book

The author

  • David Shenk is the national bestselling author of five previous books, including The Forgetting ("remarkable" - Los Angeles Times), Data Smog ("indispensable" - New York Times), and The Immortal Game ("superb" - Wall Street Journal). He is a correspondent for, and has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Gourmet, Harper's, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS.

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May 19, 2009



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His book bio said he was at the University of Tennessee, but by the time we got in touch, he happened to live a few hundred feet away from me in Brooklyn. This bit of luck ended up making my book stronger in a number of ways.

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