Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

And other clinical tales

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SUMMARY

Simply put, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a book of many tales of Oliver Sacks' former patients throughout the years. He takes the reader through detailed and intelligent descriptions of what is wrong and why it is wrong. The book shows us how frail our seemingly invincible existence is by providing many examples of minds gone wrong. It provides a stunning new perspective on what it means to be human and whole.

A Text-To-Self Connection

The many stories in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat have given me a greater understanding and appreciation for the little things we all take for granted. We as busy human beings rarely stop to consider the vast complexities and importance of our very minds and what they accomplish without us even acknowledging it. We have our memories, our control, and ourselves. After reading so many stories of people losing parts of themselves, I have a new found appreciation for all the little things I never would have given a second thought.

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks is a neurologist that was born in London in 1933. Since then he has become a physician, writer, and professor. He attended The Queen's College in Oxford, and move to America to pursue his career. He has written multiple books similar to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, which covers many stories of Sacks' experiences with his past patients.