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 TheAtlantic.com, and has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Gourmet, Harper's, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS.
Please raise your coffee mugs and help me welcome my bouncing new paperback:
**A New York Times bestseller** **A London Guardian BookShop bestseller**
Some nice reviews:
"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
"A welcome new book…compelling."
-- THE BOSTON GLOBE
"A thinking man's Outliers."
-- NEW YORK MAGAZINE
"Cogent and compelling."
-- THE WEEK
-- BOOKLIST (starred review)
"Readable and well-researched...The big idea in this book is that talent is not a matter of genetic endowment, but of an ongoing interaction between genes and environment. The nature/nurture debate is therefore dead (or should be)."
-- THE INDEPENDENT
-- THE SCOTSMAN
"An incredibly well-researched meditation on the nature of human talent."
-- KEVIN ROBERTS, CEO WORLDWIDE, SAATCHI & SAATCHI
"One of the best books I have read in the last year."
-- RUFUS GRISCOM, BABBLE
"Rather than championing nurture and downplaying nature, [Shenk] paints a picture in which genes and environment interact in a much more complicated way."
-- THE LONDON OBSERVER (Paperback Book of the Week)
"With a flair for explaining scientific research, [Shenk] debunks outdated assumptions that genes are destiny and shows how environment and mindset are just as important."