An Anthropologist On Mars
Seven Paradoxical Tales
By Oliver Sacks
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780679756972, 352pp.)
Publication Date: February 13, 1996
To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.