On the Move

By Oliver Sacks,

Book cover of On the Move: A Life

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A “wonderful memoir” (Los Angeles Times) about a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer, a man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human. • “Intimate.... Brim[s] with life and affection.” —The New York Times

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive…

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What happens when a master of externalized psychological profiles turns his attention inward?

I found this to be a restless account of his journey through medicine, addiction, love, and his own inner brain’s workings. This book proves that Sacks’ ultimate and most interesting subject may have been the man himself.

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