Out on 09 July 2020

Everything in Its Place

Oliver Sacks

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09 July 2020
9781509821808
320 pages
Synopsis

From the bestselling author of On Gratitude and On the Move.

Beloved by readers for his neurological case histories and his fascination and familiarity with human behaviour at its most unexpected and unfamiliar, Everything in Its Place is a personal reflection of the myriad interests Oliver Sacks enjoyed in his lifetime – from his passion for ferns, swimming and cuttlefish, to his case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

A celebration of Sacks himself as well as an astonishing glimpse into the mind of a man who has long been fascinated by the world around him and continues to fascinate his readers, Everything in Its Place, the second work of his to be published posthumously, is explored with Sacks’s characteristic compassion and told with erudition in his enduringly luminous prose.

Wonderfully odd . . . Life bursts through all of Oliver Sacks’s writing. He was and will remain a brilliant singularity. It’s hard to call to mind one dull passage in his work—one dull sentence, for that matter . . .

The New York Times Book Review

Magical . . . [Everything in Its Place] showcases the neurologist's infinitely curious mind

People Magazine

Extraordinarily touching—not lacking in his habitual energy and driven curiosity, but somehow vulnerable, even fragile . . . [He was] an unusual boy, one who had, as he puts it, an “overwhelming sense of Truth and Beauty” . . . and it becomes increasingly clear that Sacks was that boy to the very end of his days, engaging, eagerly and with a never-ending sense of wonder, not only with science but with its history and the people who made it . . . Our best chance for the future, we may feel, is that there may be others among us like this uncommon, passionate, and enlightened man . . .

Simon Callow - The New York Review of Books