On the Move - Oliver Sacks

Every book by Oliver Sacks is at once a rare look at brains run amok, a fascinating anthropological study, and a gathering of great stories, told with sparkle and deep compassion. In Uncle Tungsten Sacks recounted his early interest in science; in his second memoir, On the Move, he chronicles an even earlier ambition: to be a writer. Sacks is a tireless scribbler; he keeps notebooks ready at bedside and poolside, and by now has thousands of them. He’s mined many for these vivid accounts of cross-country motorcycle trips, an extended stay at a truck stop when his bike broke down, his years of addiction to amphetamines, his parents’ consternation when he came out as gay, his friendships with poets, scientists, and patients, and his disastrous career as a researcher. Indeed, whatever his subject, Sacks treats “everything as a sort of adventure.”

On the Move: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385352543
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2015

On the Move: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804170932
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Published: Vintage - February 23rd, 2016

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