On the Move: A Life

On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks

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When Oliver Sacks used to be twelve years outdated, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote: “Sacks will pass a ways, if he doesn't move too far.” it's now abundantly transparent that Sacks hasn't ever stopped going. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks writes in regards to the passions that experience pushed his life—from bikes and weight lifting to neurology and poetry. He writes approximately his amorous affairs, either romantic and highbrow; his guilt over leaving his kinfolk to return to the United States; his bond together with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists—W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick—who have prompted his paintings. On the Move is the tale of a brilliantly unconventional general practitioner and author, a guy who has illuminated the numerous ways in which the mind makes us human.  

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