The Mind’s Eye is a New York Times Editor’s Choice pick this week. Okay, so Keith Richards’ autobiography is number one, but we’re number two! Thank you, New York Times editors. And special thanks to all the other enthusiastic readers and reviewers out there for giving The Mind’s Eye two or three thumbs up—we are glad you are enjoying the book.
Many of Dr. Sacks’s fans have heard him on NPR’s “Fresh Air” or “Radio Times” or other radio programs in the last few weeks, and have written to him regarding his eye tumor, with messages of encouragement and support. We are sorry he cannot answer all of these messages personally, but he thanks you for each and every one. As he describes in The Mind’s Eye, it has been an interesting journey, but his tumor is under good control, and he looks forward to writing many more books.
If you enjoy listening to audiobooks, you can hear Dr. Sacks read his own story, “Persistence of Vision,” on the unabridged audio version of The Mind’s Eye. And if, like Dr. Sacks, you have difficulty reading regular print, The Mind’s Eye is available in e-book formats, as well as a paperback Large Print edition.
On another front, “The Music Never Stopped,” the new feature film based on one of the essays in Dr. Sacks’s An Anthropologist on Mars, is now screening in selected cities. It is a deeply moving film that also features music by the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Click here to explore the movie’s website, or to request a screening near you.
Best wishes for a holiday season full of thanks, good company, and great books!
PS: Squid Alert: Thanks to Kenneth Feldman for this link about flying squids!