Wednesday, November 16, 2016

On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks

On the Move: A LifeOn the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I especially enjoyed the parts where he focused on his scientific life, but it was interesting to see how his personal and professional life intermingled. He faced a lot of difficulties both personally and professionally and it seems like he didn't overcome these difficulties so much as he was just able to keep going which is inspirational to those of us who aren't skilled at "overcoming."

At times though the narrative dissolved into a list of interesting people he met or things that happened to him one afternoon, and I found that both boring and disappointing for the overall structure of the book. It's worth reading, particularly if you're a fan of neuroscience or Sacks personally (both of which I am).

PS. Sacks can easily convince a reader to never ever try PCP. Holy cow!

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