The Mind’s Eye book tour

It’s only a few more weeks until Dr. Sacks’s new book, The Mind’s Eye, is published in hardcover, large print, audiobook and e-book formats—in the United States, Australia, Brasil, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the U.K. (Other translations will be available in 2011.)

But if you are one of three lucky people on our newsletter subscription list, you can get an early look at the book, since we will give away three bound proof copies on October 1. If you are on our newsletter list, you are already signed up for the random drawing. But we hope you’ll help us get the word out and encourage your friends to sign up, too, since we’re reserving one of the proofs just for someone who joins our list between now and the end of this month.

One chapter in The Mind’s Eye is the story of Dr. Sacks’s own experience with eye cancer, and the strange visual effects it has caused. Dr. Sacks talks about the tumor in his eye in a recent interview with Steve Silberman.

Finally, we are happy to announce that Dr. Sacks will be speaking at several East Coast events later this fall—see the list below.

Happy autumn, and happy reading!

–The Sacks Office

New York: October 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm. Barnes and Noble Union Square

Boston: October 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm. Harvard Bookstore at the First Parish Church

New York: October 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm. Rubin Museum of Art

New York: January 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm. Museum of Modern Art

Washington, DC: December 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm. Politics and Prose at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

Philadelphia: November 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm. Philadelphia Free Library