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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

by Oliver Sacks

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April 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.

 

On My Bookshelf by Hilary Mantel...

In The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, the famous neurologist Oliver Sacks opened his casebook to show the strangeness of the human condition. No invention could match these real-life cases for interest, and he marries the scientist’s precision to the intensely perceptive, intuitive qualities of a born artist.

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The groundbreaking bestseller from the greatest clinical writer of our time.

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Press Reviews

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat   is populated by a cast as strange as that of the most fantastic fiction. The subject of this strange and wonderful book is what happens when things go wrong with parts of the brain most of us don't know exist ...Dr Sacks shows the awesome powers of our mind and just how delicately balanced they have to be' - Sunday Times

 

'Who is this book for? Who is it not for? It is for everybody who has felt from time to time that certain twinge of self-identity and sensed how easily, at any moment, one might lose it' - The Times

 

'This is, in the best sense, a serious book. It is, indeed, a wonderful book, by which I mean not only that it is excellent (which it is) but also that it is full of wonder, wonders and wondering. He brings to these often unhappy people understanding, sympathy and respect. Sacks is always learning from his patients, marvelling at them, widening his own understanding and ours' - Punch

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ISBN: 9780330294911
Publication date: 07/11/1986
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780330294911
Publication date: 7th November 1986
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
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About Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was born in London and educated in London, Oxford, and California. He practices neurology in New York City, where he is also clinical professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and adjunct professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. Author of such classic works as Awakenings and Uncle Tungsten, Oliver Sacks has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Hawthornden Prize, a Polk Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. He is a member of the American Fern Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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