Happy Holidays!


Dear Readers,

Thanks to you, Hallucinations is a New York Times bestseller!

Coming up this week:

Dr. Sacks discusses his take on Eben Alexander’s book Proof of Heaven, online at The Atlantic now.

On Dr. Sacks’s YouTube channel, you can hear him talk about out-of-body experiences in a new video.

And on Sunday, December 16, Dr. Sacks writes about large-type books in the New York Times Book Review.

For the holidays, we’d just like to quote a writer friend who says, “Give books!” Any format will do—large type, e-book, Braille book, audiobook, even an old-fashioned paper book. If you’re looking for ideas, here are a couple of books Dr. Sacks particularly enjoyed this year:

God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet.

A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud by Karl Sabbagh.

Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccuping, and Beyond by Robert Provine.


Happy holidays from all of us!

Oliver Sacks, Kate Edgar, and Hailey Wojcik

(Thanks to our good friend Marsha for the cool octopod ornament. Our office tree is a fern, of course, Phlebodium aureum, a lovely specimen from the Morris Arboretum. Note its traditional medicinal uses in this Wikipedia entry. Hmm. We’ll be looking into that.)