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And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? The Untold Story Of Dr Oliver Sacks, His Own Greatest PatientLawrence Weschler First Met Dr Oliver Sacks In The Early 1980s, When He Set Out To Profile The Neurologist For The New Yorker At That Time, Sacks Had Just PublishedAwakenings, An Account Of His Long Dormant Patients Miraculous But Troubling Return To Life In A Bronx Hospital Ward But The Book Was Not An Immediate Success, And The Rumpled Clinician Was Immersed In A Deep Writer S Block As He Struggled To Complete His Next Book, A Leg To Stand On Over The Next Several Years, The Two Men Became Close Friends, And Began The Joint Voyage Of Intellectual Discovery That Is Chronicled In And How Are You, Dr Sacks In This Book, Weschler Sets Sacks S Brilliant Table Talk And Extravagant Personality In Vivid Relief, Casting Himself As A Beanpole Sancho To Sacks S Capacious Quixote We See Sacks Rowing And Ranting And Caring Deeply Composing The Essays That Would Form The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Recalling His Turbulent Drug Fueled Younger Days Helping His Patients And Exhausting His Friends And Waging Intellectual War Against A Medical And Scientific Establishment That Fails To Appreciate His Greatest Concern The Spontaneous Vitality Of The Human Soul And All The Time He Is Pouring Out A Stream Of Glorious, Ribald, Hilarious, And Often Profound Conversation That Establishes Him As One Of The Great Talkers Of The Age Here Is The Definitive Portrait Of Sacks As Our Preeminent Romantic Scientist, A Self Described Clinical Ontologist Whose Entire Practice Revolved Around Two Questions He Asked His Patients How Are You How Do You Be

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?
  • Lawrence Weschler
  • 28 July 2017
  • 0374236410

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