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AN ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS: Seven Paradoxical Tales

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

In seven case histories, Sacks (The Man Who Mistook His Wife Fora Hat, 1985, etc.) once again presents the bizarre both clinically and lyrically, challenging assumptions about the landscape of human reality. The fascination of Dr. Sacks's approach to neurological disorder is his attempt to empathize with patients whose realities can't be described in normal terms. He dares to wonder how pathology ... Read full review

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Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this book explores more cases of neurological disorders that Sacks has encountered during his career.

Review: An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

User Review  - Pippa222 - Goodreads

I LOVE Oliver Sacks. He is not just an intelligent writer, but a wise one. These case studies are really inspiring and show what people can do even if they have disabilities which would seem overwhelming to us. Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

This book introduced me to Temple Grandin, and for that I am very grateful. Honestly, the writing was a bit dry. Sacks isn't a good writer. However, I value and reccommend it for his insight. Read full review

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User Review  - Dee - Goodreads

I just saw the movie "the music never stopped". which adaptation (by Gwyn Lurie and Gary Marks) of "The Last Hippie", a short story/essay in this book. I enjoyed the movie, so decided to read the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Barbara Lovejoy - Goodreads

This isn't the cover of the book I read but the title and author are the same. I found this book to be extremely intriguing and fascinating. It is definitely out of my field but yet I found some ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

I'm reading this book for an Inclusive Edu. class and it has been a great way to get a different view of various disabilities through the challenges and amazing triumphs people have experienced with them. Read full review

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User Review  - Jianliang - Goodreads

I am a little bit tired of Oliver Sacks. Finally. This big book contained only 7 case studies. Although some of them are quite interesting, I do believe that the volume could be probably cut into half ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leslie Erin Quinn - Goodreads

Not one of Oliver Sacks' better books. All of the case studies (with the exception of the last one) are about artists with some sort of neurological issue, but they all manage to keep on creating ... Read full review

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User Review  - Annie Oosterwyk - Goodreads

One of my all time favorite books. It makes us take a good look at all we take for granted and at those brave few who triumph over difficult circumstance. The human brain is a complex and curious thing. Thank you Oliver Sacks! Read full review

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