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On the Move: A Life Hardcover – 1 May 2015
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Deeply moving. . . a gift to his readers - of erudition, sympathy and an abiding understanding of the joys, trials and consolations of the human condition (Michiko Kakutani New York Times)
Sacks's empathy and intellectual curiosity, his delight in, as he calls it, "joining particulars with generalities" and, especially, "narratives with neuroscience" - have never been more evident than in his beautifully conceived new book. . .remarkably candid and deeply affecting (Boston Globe)
Honest, lucid, passionate, humorous, humane and human (also slightly Martian). . .[a] marvelous memoir, which is as unconventional and singular as the man himself (Colin McGinn Wall Street Journal)
Absorbing (Chicago Tribune)
A fascinating account - a sort of extended case study, really - of Sacks' remarkably active, iconoclastic adulthood. . . .On the Move is filled with both wonder and wonderments (LA Times)
Intensely, beautifully, incandescently alive (Newsday)
On the Move is as much a dense journal of Sacks's own astonishing, incident-rich life as a meaty handbook on how to live (Globe and Mail)
No matter what he writes about - whether struggling to understand what his patients are going through, or describing his love of swimming or photography - Sacks always seems open to learning more. He appears keenly interested in everything and everyone he encounters. He's a wonderful storyteller, a gift he says he inherited from his parents, both of whom were doctors. But as he proves again in his latest . . . book, it's his keen attentiveness as a listener and observer, and his insatiable curiosity, that makes his work so powerful (San Francisco Chronicle)
On the Move is entertaining and illuminating and sometimes shocking, and it's given a deep tinge of poignancy by Sacks' public announcement in February that he has terminal cancer. If On the Move is his effort, at age 81 and in the face of death, to record a life well lived, he has succeeded beautifully (Tampa Bay Times)
A compelling read. . .The memoir offers a glimpse into one of the greatest minds of our time, made all the more special by the knowledge that it's one of his last gifts to a devoted readership (Men’s Journal)
An impassioned, tender and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.See all Product description
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He writes in a way that's immediately engaging and the reader is drawn in to the excitement of his life. I had no idea that he'd done so many extraordinary things and I'm delighted that he lived life to the full ( and occasional excess) in every way. It's quite an emotional roller coaster at times, both professionally and personally. Here was a man prepared to take risks and by and large they paid off. The world is a poorer place without him.