On the Move: A Life
Paperback $22.99 - Pan Macmillan UK
Biography & Memoir - Published: 23/Feb/2016 - ISBN: 9781447264064
Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York, where he soon encountered the patients whom he would write about in his book <b><i>Awakenings</i></b>.
Dr Sacks spent almost fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including <b><i>The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat</i></b>, <b><i>Musicophilia</i></b>, and <b><i>Hallucinations</i></b>, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients. The <i>New York Times</i> referred to him as 'the poet laureate of medicine.' His memoir, <b><i>On the Move</i></b>, was published shortly before his death in August 2015.
For more information, please visit www.oliversacks.com. An impassioned, tender and joyous memoir by the author of <b><i>Musicophilia</i></b> and <b><i>The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat</i></b>. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far'. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed,<i><b> On the Move</b></i> is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, as well as with a group of patients who would define his life, it becomes clear that Sacks's earnest desire for engagement has occasioned unexpected encounters and travels - sending him through bars and alleys, over oceans, and across continents.
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