Oliver Sacks is best known for his books of case histories such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, An Anthropologist on Mars, and Awakenings. He investigated the world of Deaf people and sign language in Seeing Voices, a rare community of colorblind people in The Island of the Colorblind, and examined the visual brain in his books The Mind’s Eye and Hallucinations. He explored the many manifestations of migraines in Migraine, wrote about an unfortunate accident involving a bull in A Leg To Stand On, and published a spellbinding account of his trip to Mexico with a group of fern enthusiasts in Oaxaca Journal.
Dr. Sacks wrote two memoirs: Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood and On the Move: A Life. He engaged with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor in The River of Consciousness, and reflected on what it means to live a good and worthwhile life in Gratitude. Everything in Its Place, a final volume of essays was published posthumously in 2019.