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

  • Toby
    May 11, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

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  • Leah
    May 17, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

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  • Jen
    Mar 15, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • ⋟Kimari⋞
    Apr 26, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Linda Sable
    May 09, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

    ...

  • Anita
    May 07, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

  • Prashaantbhujbal
    May 17, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Fay
    May 13, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

  • Valeri Drach
    May 10, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

  • Matt
    Apr 25, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

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  • Sharon
    Apr 30, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

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  • Michael Perkins
    May 04, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

  • Heidi
    May 20, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

    ...

    ...

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  • Corey Nelson
    May 16, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Alison King
    May 11, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

  • Judith
    May 17, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Natalie Cesare
    May 08, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Cat
    May 09, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

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  • Brian
    May 17, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

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  • Mary C. Wertheim
    May 16, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Rachel
    May 18, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

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  • Hannah Watts
    May 19, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Damoon Sadeghian
    May 21, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

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  • Christine
    May 11, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

  • Parham Golestanian
    May 10, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

  • Kathy R
    Mar 24, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

  • Sheila Conroy
    Apr 30, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

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  • Modhy1982
    Apr 30, 2019

    The first short essay, on swimming, reminded me right away why I liked Sacks so much. I love the water. It's my primary medium for regular exercise. He describes the joy of it so lucidly. I also like that he was scientist, driven by curiosity to solve medical mysteries. He also worked ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    Many of these stories were gripping and thought-provoking, but many also made me skip pages. Perhaps I went into this read expecting more scientific explanation rather than a personal narrative, and am myself to blame. As a newcomer to Sacks' writing, I believe this piece might be be...

    Read 67% ...

    This book was published posthumously and has a very different feel to the author's other wonderful works. ...

    Many of these stories had not been previously published, some written toward the end of his life. Wonderful reading. ...

    2.5 As always, enjoyed some essays more than others. My favorite was probably the London museums. ...

    Through a compilation of personal remembrances, case studies and essays ?Everything in Its Place? helps you get to know the late gifted neurologist Oliver Sacks. He looks at complicated issues from a different perspective than the norm and by doing so makes them easier to understan...

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