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On the Move: A Life free pdf When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, "On the Move" is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life.With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions weight lifting and swimming also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual- his guilt over leaving his family to come to America- his bond with his schizophrenic brother- and the writers and scientists Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick who influenced him. "On the Move" is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human."

About Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks is the author of twelve previous books, including "The Mind s Eye, Musicophilia, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, " and "Awakenings" (which inspired both the Oscar-nominated film and a play by Harold Pinter). "The New York Times" has referred to Dr. Sacks as the poet laureate of medicine, and he is a frequent contributor to "The New Yorker" and "The" "New York Review of Books." He lives in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine.www.oliversacks.com"

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Author : Oliver Sacks
Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
Data Published : 28 April 2015
ISBN : 0385352549
EAN : 9780385352543
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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