The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat is a medical history book by neurologist Oliver Sacks. Written in the year 1985, it describes the case histories of some of his patients.
Genre: Medical History
6 Reasons Why ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat’ Is Your Next Book
A book on neurology can never be interesting like this one. It was my first book from that area and has completely bowled me over by the writing.
This book is a sea of knowledge about humans, human perceptions, their individuality and various other things.
Oliver Sacks is one of those brilliant and gifted writers. His writing style will definitely leave a huge impact on you.
Robin Williams and Robert De Niro starring movie ‘Awakenings’ is based on his book. You can get an idea about his innate geniusness from this – a neurologist who is an equally great writer.
All his chapters take you in a strange world, makes you wonder about humans and their lives. Oliver Sacks has done an amazing job by writing a case and then connecting it with deep philosophical thoughts.
The author of this book always said that the most interesting thing in the entire universe is a human brain and his book has helped in proving the same.
Favourite Quote From ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat’
“If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.”