Our good friend Steve Silberman (“Neurotribes”) recently listed his five favorite books on autism for FiveBooks.com. He adds this observation about Dr. Sacks’s work:
“Oliver was interested not just in studying what deficits and impairments his patients had, but also in what gave them joy, resilience and a sense of purpose. He would then ally himself with these sources of strength so they could learn to use their potentially devastating conditions as opportunities for adaptation, renewal, reinvention and growth.”
“We already understand the value of biodiversity in a rainforest,” says Silberman. “The same is true of any community of human minds.”
Dr. Sacks’s book Gratitude is still on the New York Times bestseller list, and we thank you all for your support! It is now available in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and Brazil, with more translations coming soon.
On the Move is now available in a beautiful new paperback edition from Vintage Books in the US and Canada, and from Picador in the UK.
The Science Friday Book Club selected On the Move this month, and you can listen to what Maria Popova, Danielle Ofri and others have to say about the book here. Also check out Science Friday’s great website extras about the book.
We at the Oliver Sacks Foundation are on the move, as well. Please write to us at our new office:
The Oliver Sacks Foundation
535 West 23rd Street
New York, New York 10011