Gratitude

Oliver Sacks captures the medical and human drama of illness

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Tyler SwartzHunter@tylerswartz · maker of things
I always enjoyed Oliver Sacks appearances on RadioLab. He was so insightful and funny. Description of the book from the publisher: No writer has succeeded in capturing the medical and human drama of illness as honestly and as eloquently as Oliver Sacks. During the last few months of his life, he wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death. “It is the fate of every human being,” Sacks writes, “to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.” Together, these four essays form an ode to the uniqueness of each human being and to gratitude for the gift of life.