EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE : first loves and last tales

May 25th, 2019 by Goshen Public Library Leave a reply »

Oliver Sacks examines the many passions of his own life, as a doctor engaged with the central questions of human existence, and as a polymath conversant in all the sciences.  Everything in its Place brings together writings—many never before published—on a rich variety of topics.  Why do humans need gardens?  How, and when, does a physician tell his patient she has Alzheimer’s?  What is social media doing to our brains?

In several of the compassionate case histories included here, Sacks considers the enigmas of depression, psychosis, & schizophrenia for the first time & in others he returns to conditions that have long fascinated him:  Tourette’s syndrome, aging, dementia, & hallucinations.  This volume also includes pieces that celebrate Sack’s love of the natural world—and his final meditations on life in the 21st century.  Everything in its Place gives us an intimate portrait of a master writer and thinker at work.


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