David Shenk
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David Shenk

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. His new book, THE GENIUS IN ALL OF US, has been called "engrossing" by Booklist (starred review) and "empowering...myth-busting" by Kirkus.

Shenk's work inspired the Emmy-award winning PBS documentary "The Forgetting," and was featured in the Oscar-nominated feature "Away From Her." He has advised the President's Council on Bioethics, and is a popular speaker. His original term "data smog" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2004.

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Best Sellers

    • The Immortal Game

    • A History of Chess
    • By: David Shenk
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Nearly everyone has played chess at some point in their lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Read

    • By Andy Liao on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $20.95

    • The Genius in All of Us

    • New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ
    • By: David Shenk
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    This is a revolutionary and optimistic message. We are not prisoners of our DNA. We all have the potential for greatness....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New View on Genius

    • By Laura on 06-28-10

    Regular price: $22.60

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