An extraordinary collection of interviews with the beloved doctor and author, whose research and books inspired generations of readers.
Oliver Sacks—called “the poet laureate of medicine” by the New York Times—illuminated the mysteries of the brain for a wide audience in a series of richly acclaimed books, including Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and numerous New Yorker articles.
In this collection of interviews, Sacks is at his most candid and disarming, rich with insights about his life and work. Any reader of Oliver Sacks will find in this book an entirely new way of looking at a brilliant writer.
“Dr. Sacks conjures apparitions in language that has an easy, tactile magic . . . He illuminate[s] the complexities of the human brain and the mysteries of the human.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“It is rare, indeed, when such an expert is also a talented writer . . . It is remarkable to see the consistency of this literate, inquiring mind.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Amazing . . . Sacks’s temperament . . . facilitates that extraordinary humanity, that loving curiosity about the experiences of other people, that near-magical ability to see how even the most seemingly devastating losses may be remedied by the mind’s remarkable powers of compensation.” —Bookforum