The Mind’s Eye is now available!

October 26, 2010

The Mind’s Eye launches today!** In hardcover, large type, e-book, and audio editions. Check out our new YouTube channel for video clips of Dr. Sacks talking about his new book; also, tune in to his interview with Terry Gross for NPR’s Fresh Air on Tuesday, October 26, 2010.  And, please, forward this newsletter to a friend!

In The Mind’s Eye, Dr. Sacks tells the story of his own eye cancer and the bizarre and disconcerting effects of losing vision to one side. He also examines some very strange paradoxes–people who can see perfectly well but not recognize their own children, blind people who become hyper-visual, or who navigate by “tongue vision.” Along the way, Dr. Sacks considers more fundamental questions: How do we see? How do we think? How important is internal imagery—or vision, for that matter?

Here are some advance reviews:

“What makes The Mind’s Eye stand tall is his recounting of how humans—and the human brain—can adapt, finding creative and ingenious ways to cope with physical losses and disorders. . . . From first phrase to final sentence, Dr. Sacks will draw you into a fascinating mental landscape that will leave you in awe of its strange, often spiritual and exquisite pathways. . . . The final essay on perception, which discusses blindness, visual imagery and memory, direct visual experience and the paradox of the power of language, is breathtaking.”           —

“Sacks, author of the acclaimed Musicophilia, among other titles, combines neurobiology, psychology, and psychiatry in this riveting exploration of how we use our vision to perceive and understand the world and our place in it.”           –Booklist

“A no-brainer for the smart crowd; Sacks is so cool.”            –Library Journal

Dr. Sacks will be signing books at Barnes and Noble Union Square (NYC) on October 27; inCambridge, Massachusetts on October 28; and at the Rubin Museum in New York on October 30.

Thanks for your support!

The Sacks office

** In the U.S. and Canada.  THE MIND’S EYE will be available November 1st in the U.K., Brazil, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand.  Coming soon to Germany and elsewhere…