The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Tales

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is populated by a cast as strange as that of the most fantastic fiction. The subject of this strange and wonderful book is what happens when things go wrong with parts of the brain most of us don’t know exist . . . Dr Sacks shows the awesome powers of our mind and just how delicately balanced they have to be’ Sunday Times

‘Who is this book for? Who is it not for? It is for everybody who has felt from time to time that certain twinge of self-identity and sensed how easily, at any moment, one might lose it’ The Times

‘This is, in the best sense, a serious book. It is, indeed, a wonderful book, by which I mean not only that it is excellent (which it is) but also that it is full of wonder, wonders and wondering. He brings to these often unhappy people understanding, sympathy and respect. Sacks is always learning from his patients, marvelling at them, widening his own understanding and ours’ Punch

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Review:

Noel Perrin

"Chicago Sun-Times"

Dr. Sacks's best book.... One sees a wise, compassionate and very literate mind

at work in these 20 stories, nearly all remarkable, and many the kind that restore one's faith in humanity.



Clarence E. Olsen

"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

A provocative introduction to the marvels of the human mind...



"New York Magazine"

Dr. Sacks's most absorbing book.... His tales are so compelling that many of

them serve as eerie metaphors not only for the condition of modern medicine

but of modern man.



Clarence E. Olsen"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"A provocative introduction to the marvels of the human mind...

"New York Magazine"Dr. Sacks's most absorbing book.... His tales are so compelling that many ofthem serve as eerie metaphors not only for the condition of modern medicinebut of modern man.

Noel Perrin"Chicago Sun-Times"Dr. Sacks's best book.... One sees a wise, compassionate and very literate mindat work in these 20 stories, nearly all remarkable, and many the kind that restore one's faith in humanity.

Noel Perrin "Chicago Sun-Times" Dr. Sacks's best book.... One sees a wise, compassionate and very literate mind at work in these 20 stories, nearly all remarkable, and many the kind that restore one's faith in humanity.

Clarence E. Olsen "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" A provocative introduction to the marvels of the human mind...

"New York Magazine" Dr. Sacks's most absorbing book.... His tales are so compelling that many of them serve as eerie metaphors not only for the condition of modern medicine but of modern man.

Clarence E. Olsen St. Louis Post-Dispatch A provocative introduction to the marvels of the human mind...

Noel Perrin Chicago Sun-Times Dr. Sacks's best book.... One sees a wise, compassionate and very literate mind at work in these 20 stories, nearly all remarkable, and many the kind that restore one's faith in humanity.

New York Magazine Dr. Sacks's most absorbing book.... His tales are so compelling that many of them serve as eerie metaphors not only for the condition of modern medicine but of modern man.

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The groundbreaking bestseller from the greatest clinical writer of our time

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