The White Hart Speaker Series: Lawrence Weschler - "And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks"

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The White Hart Inn
15 Undermountain Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn & Scoville Memorial Library


The untold story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, his own most singular patient!

And How Are You, Dr. Sacks by Lawrence Weschler

The author Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s when he set out to profile the neurologist for his own new employer, The New Yorker. Almost a decade earlier, Dr. Sacks had published his masterpiece Awakenings―the account of his long-dormant patients’ miraculous but troubling return to life in a Bronx hospital ward. But the book had hardly been an immediate success, and the rumpled clinician was still largely unknown. Over the ensuing four years, the two men worked closely together until, for wracking personal reasons, Sacks asked Weschler to abandon the profile, a request to which Weschler acceded. The two remained close friends, however, across the next thirty years and then, just as Sacks was dying, he urged Weschler to take up the project once again. This book is the result of that entreaty.

Lawrence Weschler, a longtime veteran of The New Yorker and a regular contributor to NPR and Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the director emeritus of the New York Institute of the Humanities at NYU and the author of nearly twenty books, including Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees, Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Everything That Rises, and Vermeer in Bosnia. Author image by David Shankbone.

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Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Expanded Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520256095
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Published: University of California Press - February 2nd, 2009

True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780520258792
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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Techno logy Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - November 26th, 1996

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