The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

the man who mistook his wife for a hat

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

  1. 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.

  2. This book is a sea of knowledge about humans, human perceptions, their individuality and various other things.

  3. Oliver Sacks is one of those brilliant and gifted writers. His writing style will definitely leave a huge impact on you.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.”


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