Thorndike Press

On the Move: A Life

  • Oliver Sacks
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  • ISBN-10: 1410483487
  • ISBN-13: 9781410483485
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 602 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2015
  • Bestsellers

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A New York Times Bestseller
An Amazon Best Book of May 2015

When Oliver Sacks was twelve, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is clear that Sacks never stopped going. With unbridled honesty and humor, he now shows us the restless energy that drives both his physical and his cerebral passions. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.


Customer Reviews

"The celebrated bard of the brain's quirks reveals a flamboyant secret life and a multitude of intellectual passions in this rangy, introspective autobiography."

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

"Dr. Sacks writes not only with a doctor's understanding of medicine and science but also with a Chekhovian sympathy for his patients and a metaphysical appreciation of their emotional quandaries. . . . That writing, which Dr. Sacks says gives him a pleasure ‘unlike any other,' has also been a gift to his readers — of erudition, sympathy and an abiding understanding of the joys, trials and consolations of the human condition."

— The New York Times

"This is a very striking book by a very striking man. It is honest, lucid, passionate, humorous, humane and human (also slightly Martian). The Oliver Sacks you thought you knew may surprise you with his back story . . ."

— Wall Street Journal