Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten previous books, including most recently, Musicophilia. He lives in New York City, where he is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire.
Oliver Sacks is a neurologist, a man of humane eloquence, and a
genuine communicator. The value of this book lies in its
willingness to combine the technical and the demonic, to admit
poetry and philosophy and the religious impulse. It is also
intensely personal, and affirms the community of human experience.
* Observer *
In every way a marvellously rich and thoughtful tale. * Sunday Telegraph *
A remarkable, generous, vivid and thoroughly intelligent piece of writing. * Sunday Times *