The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat : And Other Clinical Tales
by Oliver Sacks
This was an absolutely gem referred to me by Alan Peterson and Paul King.
Dr. Sacks is a world renowned neurologist. this book is his notes on 24 different patients with various types of disorders. it is fascinating, sometimes uplifting, and truly interesting.
like the last book i read, i read it with someone else in mind. this time, all i could think about was Malcolm Gladwell … because the book had such insights into people’s thoughts and character — just like Malcolm’s books and writings in the New Yorker do. i thought i found a rare gem and emailed Malcolm with my discovery … only to find out in his reply that he had read the book ages ago (and was equally impressed).
so read this book … i would highly suggest it.
If you liked this book, you should check out the sequel set of tales: Anthropologist from Mars, also by Oliver Sacks. More fascinating stories based on his clinical experience.