Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

From the bestselling author of Gratitude andOn the Move, a final volume of essays that showcases Sacks's broad range of interests--from his passions for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer's. Oliver Sacks, renowned scientist and storyteller, is adored by readers for his neurological case histories, hi From the bestselling author of Gratitude andOn the Move, a final volume of essays that showcases Sacks's broad range ...

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Title:Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales
Author:Oliver Sacks
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0345811380
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales Reviews

  • David
    Jun 02, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

  • Jeff
    May 29, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

  • Barbara Nourse
    Jul 13, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

  • Jackie
    Jul 01, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

  • Christina Dudley
    May 25, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

    Not the first Oliver Sacks book I bought, but the first I read. It started off with how he likes swimming...a lot. This turned not just into memories, but wonderful stories of how Mr Sacks learned, was inspired, and with some of his final thoughts on how the world works. The last artic...

    Very enjoyable collection of essays and stories from Sacks. I?ve been a longtime fan since finding ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat? on my mom?s bookshelf sometime as a child. My favorite piece from this set was a story recalling one summer when he and a couple of other ...

    Oliver Sacks is truly a Renaissance man! From ferns to gingkos to pickled herring, and of course neurology - the man knows it all and writes about it in a way that is totally relatable. That said, I wish I had enjoyed this book more. The clinical tales were slight and not half as inter...

    Picked this up at random from our local library. Enjoyed every bit of it, filled with strange and curious moments that can only be described as one of a kind. Reminded me of some of Jung?s later, reflective writings. A lot of short, bite-sized observations and stories about his intel...

    This little collection of essays combines memoir with references to his own past works with a few curmudgeonly pieces on how the world has changed (for the worse, of course). In that way it reminded me of Bill Bryson's old-man grumping in THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING. I would have love...

  • Jen
    Mar 15, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

  • Becky Loader
    Jul 11, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

    Not the first Oliver Sacks book I bought, but the first I read. It started off with how he likes swimming...a lot. This turned not just into memories, but wonderful stories of how Mr Sacks learned, was inspired, and with some of his final thoughts on how the world works. The last artic...

    Very enjoyable collection of essays and stories from Sacks. I?ve been a longtime fan since finding ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat? on my mom?s bookshelf sometime as a child. My favorite piece from this set was a story recalling one summer when he and a couple of other ...

    Oliver Sacks is truly a Renaissance man! From ferns to gingkos to pickled herring, and of course neurology - the man knows it all and writes about it in a way that is totally relatable. That said, I wish I had enjoyed this book more. The clinical tales were slight and not half as inter...

    Picked this up at random from our local library. Enjoyed every bit of it, filled with strange and curious moments that can only be described as one of a kind. Reminded me of some of Jung?s later, reflective writings. A lot of short, bite-sized observations and stories about his intel...

    This little collection of essays combines memoir with references to his own past works with a few curmudgeonly pieces on how the world has changed (for the worse, of course). In that way it reminded me of Bill Bryson's old-man grumping in THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING. I would have love...

    The surfeit of compassion; the probing curiosity; the complete and utter humanity within his writing. This is why I?m drawn to Sacks time and time again. Just knowing he was here, tending to troubled minds, pairing medical knowledge with holistic necessity, encouraged me to be a ...

    As with most collections of essays, some of these essays were riveting and exceptional and others didn't appeal. I especially enjoyed Water Babies, his description of a lifelong love of swimming, and others on his love of excellent museums and libraries. Tea and Toast depicted an elder...

    How have I never read more of Oliver Sacks after "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat"? These eclectic stories are from the very tail end of his life, and they are grouped loosely by subject matter. I especially enjoyed his description of museums and the library, and how they pl...

  • ⋟Kimari⋞
    Apr 26, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

  • Jo
    Jun 17, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

  • Wendy Otero
    Jun 30, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

  • Erick Mertz
    Jul 06, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

    Not the first Oliver Sacks book I bought, but the first I read. It started off with how he likes swimming...a lot. This turned not just into memories, but wonderful stories of how Mr Sacks learned, was inspired, and with some of his final thoughts on how the world works. The last artic...

    Very enjoyable collection of essays and stories from Sacks. I?ve been a longtime fan since finding ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat? on my mom?s bookshelf sometime as a child. My favorite piece from this set was a story recalling one summer when he and a couple of other ...

    Oliver Sacks is truly a Renaissance man! From ferns to gingkos to pickled herring, and of course neurology - the man knows it all and writes about it in a way that is totally relatable. That said, I wish I had enjoyed this book more. The clinical tales were slight and not half as inter...

    Picked this up at random from our local library. Enjoyed every bit of it, filled with strange and curious moments that can only be described as one of a kind. Reminded me of some of Jung?s later, reflective writings. A lot of short, bite-sized observations and stories about his intel...

  • Prashaantbhujbal
    May 17, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

  • T
    May 31, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

    Not the first Oliver Sacks book I bought, but the first I read. It started off with how he likes swimming...a lot. This turned not just into memories, but wonderful stories of how Mr Sacks learned, was inspired, and with some of his final thoughts on how the world works. The last artic...

    Very enjoyable collection of essays and stories from Sacks. I?ve been a longtime fan since finding ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat? on my mom?s bookshelf sometime as a child. My favorite piece from this set was a story recalling one summer when he and a couple of other ...

    Oliver Sacks is truly a Renaissance man! From ferns to gingkos to pickled herring, and of course neurology - the man knows it all and writes about it in a way that is totally relatable. That said, I wish I had enjoyed this book more. The clinical tales were slight and not half as inter...

    Picked this up at random from our local library. Enjoyed every bit of it, filled with strange and curious moments that can only be described as one of a kind. Reminded me of some of Jung?s later, reflective writings. A lot of short, bite-sized observations and stories about his intel...

    This little collection of essays combines memoir with references to his own past works with a few curmudgeonly pieces on how the world has changed (for the worse, of course). In that way it reminded me of Bill Bryson's old-man grumping in THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING. I would have love...

    The surfeit of compassion; the probing curiosity; the complete and utter humanity within his writing. This is why I?m drawn to Sacks time and time again. Just knowing he was here, tending to troubled minds, pairing medical knowledge with holistic necessity, encouraged me to be a ...

    As with most collections of essays, some of these essays were riveting and exceptional and others didn't appeal. I especially enjoyed Water Babies, his description of a lifelong love of swimming, and others on his love of excellent museums and libraries. Tea and Toast depicted an elder...

  • Theresa
    Jun 11, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

    Not the first Oliver Sacks book I bought, but the first I read. It started off with how he likes swimming...a lot. This turned not just into memories, but wonderful stories of how Mr Sacks learned, was inspired, and with some of his final thoughts on how the world works. The last artic...

    Very enjoyable collection of essays and stories from Sacks. I?ve been a longtime fan since finding ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat? on my mom?s bookshelf sometime as a child. My favorite piece from this set was a story recalling one summer when he and a couple of other ...

    Oliver Sacks is truly a Renaissance man! From ferns to gingkos to pickled herring, and of course neurology - the man knows it all and writes about it in a way that is totally relatable. That said, I wish I had enjoyed this book more. The clinical tales were slight and not half as inter...

    Picked this up at random from our local library. Enjoyed every bit of it, filled with strange and curious moments that can only be described as one of a kind. Reminded me of some of Jung?s later, reflective writings. A lot of short, bite-sized observations and stories about his intel...

    This little collection of essays combines memoir with references to his own past works with a few curmudgeonly pieces on how the world has changed (for the worse, of course). In that way it reminded me of Bill Bryson's old-man grumping in THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING. I would have love...

    The surfeit of compassion; the probing curiosity; the complete and utter humanity within his writing. This is why I?m drawn to Sacks time and time again. Just knowing he was here, tending to troubled minds, pairing medical knowledge with holistic necessity, encouraged me to be a ...

    As with most collections of essays, some of these essays were riveting and exceptional and others didn't appeal. I especially enjoyed Water Babies, his description of a lifelong love of swimming, and others on his love of excellent museums and libraries. Tea and Toast depicted an elder...

    How have I never read more of Oliver Sacks after "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat"? These eclectic stories are from the very tail end of his life, and they are grouped loosely by subject matter. I especially enjoyed his description of museums and the library, and how they pl...

    Perhaps the final thoughtful writings by Oliver Sacks. A nice mix of topics. I look forward to the upcoming book: And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir Of Oliver Sacks by Weschler, Lawrence to see if there is a different perspective of Oliver Sacks, since Dr. Sacks had rev...

  • Valeri Drach
    May 10, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

  • Simon Fletcher
    May 03, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

  • Pat
    Jun 04, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

    Not the first Oliver Sacks book I bought, but the first I read. It started off with how he likes swimming...a lot. This turned not just into memories, but wonderful stories of how Mr Sacks learned, was inspired, and with some of his final thoughts on how the world works. The last artic...

    Very enjoyable collection of essays and stories from Sacks. I?ve been a longtime fan since finding ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat? on my mom?s bookshelf sometime as a child. My favorite piece from this set was a story recalling one summer when he and a couple of other ...

    Oliver Sacks is truly a Renaissance man! From ferns to gingkos to pickled herring, and of course neurology - the man knows it all and writes about it in a way that is totally relatable. That said, I wish I had enjoyed this book more. The clinical tales were slight and not half as inter...

  • Wendyjune
    Jun 25, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

  • Caroline Barron_Author
    Jun 11, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

  • Corey Nelson
    May 16, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

    Not the first Oliver Sacks book I bought, but the first I read. It started off with how he likes swimming...a lot. This turned not just into memories, but wonderful stories of how Mr Sacks learned, was inspired, and with some of his final thoughts on how the world works. The last artic...

  • Joanne J
    Jun 29, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

  • Judith
    May 17, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

  • Andy Zell
    Mar 25, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

  • Marilyn Shea
    Jun 25, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

  • Natalie Cesare
    May 08, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

    Not the first Oliver Sacks book I bought, but the first I read. It started off with how he likes swimming...a lot. This turned not just into memories, but wonderful stories of how Mr Sacks learned, was inspired, and with some of his final thoughts on how the world works. The last artic...

    Very enjoyable collection of essays and stories from Sacks. I?ve been a longtime fan since finding ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat? on my mom?s bookshelf sometime as a child. My favorite piece from this set was a story recalling one summer when he and a couple of other ...

  • Hannah Watts
    May 19, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

  • Pope Lonergan
    May 23, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

    Not the first Oliver Sacks book I bought, but the first I read. It started off with how he likes swimming...a lot. This turned not just into memories, but wonderful stories of how Mr Sacks learned, was inspired, and with some of his final thoughts on how the world works. The last artic...

    Very enjoyable collection of essays and stories from Sacks. I?ve been a longtime fan since finding ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat? on my mom?s bookshelf sometime as a child. My favorite piece from this set was a story recalling one summer when he and a couple of other ...

    Oliver Sacks is truly a Renaissance man! From ferns to gingkos to pickled herring, and of course neurology - the man knows it all and writes about it in a way that is totally relatable. That said, I wish I had enjoyed this book more. The clinical tales were slight and not half as inter...

    Picked this up at random from our local library. Enjoyed every bit of it, filled with strange and curious moments that can only be described as one of a kind. Reminded me of some of Jung?s later, reflective writings. A lot of short, bite-sized observations and stories about his intel...

    This little collection of essays combines memoir with references to his own past works with a few curmudgeonly pieces on how the world has changed (for the worse, of course). In that way it reminded me of Bill Bryson's old-man grumping in THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING. I would have love...

    The surfeit of compassion; the probing curiosity; the complete and utter humanity within his writing. This is why I?m drawn to Sacks time and time again. Just knowing he was here, tending to troubled minds, pairing medical knowledge with holistic necessity, encouraged me to be a ...

  • Nick Rolston
    Jun 08, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

  • Gunjan
    Jun 09, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

  • Paperbark Merchants
    Jun 18, 2019

    It's with tears in my eyes that I turn the last page on this book. Oliver Sacks was for me the benchmark; the medical and scientific writer by which all others were judged and largely found wanting. I remember watching a series of programmes he made for UK television when I was a te...

    Any time spent with Dr Sacks is time well spent. ...

    This book of short essays by Oliver Sachs is beautiful. They are gathered from different years of his life and show the scope of his humanity and vast knowledge on many varied topics from bipolar disorder to the invention of cinematography. But underneath is his vast knowledge of neuro...

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my favorite of which which related to a man who suffered from a thyroid malfunction that ca...

    Lovely to spend time with Oliver Sachs in his final volume of essays! Brilliant, gentle, reverent, and unique, he is an extraordinary guide to the mysteries of the human brain and the wonders of flora and fauna. I say ?is? because aren?t we lucky to have so many books of his to r...

    Short, easy, touching essays. I bought this because of his short essay on gardens that was published online as an excerpt but stayed for the stories about his patients and essays about things like mental asylums, old scientists, ferns, etc. Worth a read, worth reading again as well. ...

    Many tributes have been written to Oliver Sacks. After having read this book and several of his other books I can say those tributes are well deserved. Sacks was a brilliant, curious, well read and well spoken man comfortable writing with feeling and authority about a wide range of sub...

    I received an ARC copy of this - thank you!! I adore Oliver Sacks and his writing - all manner of his writing - his write-ups of strange neurological cases, his memoirs, his broader science and biographical writing. I haven't read all of his works but probably at least half, includi...

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.com Favourite quotes: So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but the potential for continuing development throughout life. Cerebral function is not...

    I really enjoyed this collection of short pieces by Oliver Sacks. I've known about Dr. Sacks ever since I saw Robin Williams portray a doctor modeled after him in the movie version of Awakenings. The movie was one of my favorites in my early high school days (curiously, our copy was in...

    If you love Oliver Sacks, and who doesn't, this is a bitterweet read, his last work. Some of the chapters are delightful and full of joy, such as his description of learning to swim when he was very young and his life long love of swimming. Other chapters are short, just a single react...

    In this remarkable collection of essays, the late author and neurologist Sacks writes about his youth, his career and his final days. In a gentle, ruminative voice, he recalls his friendships, his passion for swimming and his hilarious obsession with cuttlefish. Of the many medical cas...

    Loved this book! I am ashamed to say I had never heard of this wonderful man and intelligent doctor before. This book of his First loves and Last Tales was published in 2019 four years after his death. I will read his other books. These stories cover swimming, why we need gardens, oran...

    The best part about reading a book by Oliver Sacks is being inside the mind of a genius. This one was published after his death and so contains varied writings on many subjects. He includes cases of all types of mental illness, some very rare types, and also the aging brain and dementi...

    You might also enjoy: ? Gratitude ? On the Move: A Life ? The River of Consciousness ? Musicophilia ? Hallucinations ? The Disappearing Spoon ? Forgetting ? The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness ? A Field Guide to Getting Lost ? Asylum: Insi...

    Oliver Sacks has had a wonderfully interesting life and a zest for sharing it with the world. This book consists of short essays and reflections as he is preparing to die so there is an obvious nostalgia in his writing accompanied by the poignancy of final thoughts, putting a bow on hi...

    As an incredibly dynamic storyteller and prolific writer, Oliver Sacks? final work is gripping in its unique range of topics, prose style, and, ultimately, catalogues a range of experiences, thoughts, and wisdom, of one of the greatest neurologists of our time. With introspective pie...

    A beautiful memoir. Before I comment on the contents,wish to thank to the publishers to make the kindle edition available at one third of the paper copy. Like Sacks, I also love the hard copy books , its smell , its feel in the hand and the way it sits on my table or in cupboards. B...

    This volume is a mixture of essays: personal biography and some narrative of psychological experiences with patients. Topics range from a consideration of what social media does to minds, to Humphrey Davy, Colorado Springs, psychosis, aging, Tourette's syndrome. What holds all of these...

    I am not sure I can ever read enough Oliver Sacks. I love listening to him geek out. What a mind. He is a deeply humanistic thinker and I love him for it. I am happy to bounce around any subject that he throws my way, his observations as a neurologist, the changing conditions of mental...

    Not the first Oliver Sacks book I bought, but the first I read. It started off with how he likes swimming...a lot. This turned not just into memories, but wonderful stories of how Mr Sacks learned, was inspired, and with some of his final thoughts on how the world works. The last artic...

    Very enjoyable collection of essays and stories from Sacks. I?ve been a longtime fan since finding ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat? on my mom?s bookshelf sometime as a child. My favorite piece from this set was a story recalling one summer when he and a couple of other ...

    Oliver Sacks is truly a Renaissance man! From ferns to gingkos to pickled herring, and of course neurology - the man knows it all and writes about it in a way that is totally relatable. That said, I wish I had enjoyed this book more. The clinical tales were slight and not half as inter...

    Picked this up at random from our local library. Enjoyed every bit of it, filled with strange and curious moments that can only be described as one of a kind. Reminded me of some of Jung?s later, reflective writings. A lot of short, bite-sized observations and stories about his intel...

    This little collection of essays combines memoir with references to his own past works with a few curmudgeonly pieces on how the world has changed (for the worse, of course). In that way it reminded me of Bill Bryson's old-man grumping in THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING. I would have love...

    The surfeit of compassion; the probing curiosity; the complete and utter humanity within his writing. This is why I?m drawn to Sacks time and time again. Just knowing he was here, tending to troubled minds, pairing medical knowledge with holistic necessity, encouraged me to be a ...

    As with most collections of essays, some of these essays were riveting and exceptional and others didn't appeal. I especially enjoyed Water Babies, his description of a lifelong love of swimming, and others on his love of excellent museums and libraries. Tea and Toast depicted an elder...

    How have I never read more of Oliver Sacks after "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat"? These eclectic stories are from the very tail end of his life, and they are grouped loosely by subject matter. I especially enjoyed his description of museums and the library, and how they pl...

    Perhaps the final thoughtful writings by Oliver Sacks. A nice mix of topics. I look forward to the upcoming book: And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir Of Oliver Sacks by Weschler, Lawrence to see if there is a different perspective of Oliver Sacks, since Dr. Sacks had rev...

    This is a fascinating collection. I haven't read any of Sacks' previous books, and I was blown away by his compassion, care, and fondness for the people he came across in his working life. There is no arrogance, or pretension, or ego here. Sacks' personal stories were also beautifully ...