Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales Review

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, his fascination and familiarity with human behaviour at its most unexpected and unfamiliar. Everything in Its Place is a celebration of Sacks's myriad interests, all told with his characteristic compassion, erudition, and luminous prose. From the celebrated case history of Spalding Gray that appeared in The New Yorker four months before his death to reflections on mental asylums; from piercing accounts of Schizophrenia to a reminiscence of Robin Williams; from the riveting tale of a medical colleague falling victim to Alzheimer's to the cinematography of Michael Powell, this volume celebrates and reflects the wondrous curiosity of Oliver Sacks.

Title:Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales
Edition Language:English

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  • Simon Fletcher

    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 ...

  • Valeri Drach

    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 diso...

  • Jeff

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

  • Jen

    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 biograp...

  • Caroline Barron_Author

    Review to follow, in Otago Daily Times and on www.lovewordsmusic.comFavourite quotes:So it is not just about the absence of disease or preservation of function that we should be concerned with, but th...

  • Andy Zell

    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 ...

  • Nick Rolston

    Sacks tells a stream-of-consciousness set of stories in this final memoir as the end of his life loomed. Like most of his books, he shared some clinical tales that were particularly fascinating, my fa...

  • ?Kimari?

    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 ...

  • Hannah Watts

    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, thought...

  • Prashaantbhujbal

    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 , i...