The Sex Life of Horsetails

Have you ever smelled, seen, heard or felt something that isn’t there? Dr. Sacks is working on a new book about (mostly) non-psychotic hallucinations—those associated with delirium, migraine, blindness, intoxication, and a host of other conditions. He would be interested to know about your experiences if you’d like to share them. (Apologies, we may not be able to send a personal reply to all.)

Meanwhile, the good doctor has been making botanical forays again—his latest one, on the sex life of horsetails, is the subject of a “Talk of the Town” piece in this week’s New Yorker.

Some of his earlier books are newly available in different formats:

Audiobooks: including introductions by Dr. Sacks (for The Mind’s Eye, he reads the whole chapter on his own eye tumor).

e-books: The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, The Mind’s Eye, and Vintage Sacks are all available now in e-book form, with more titles coming soon.

Folio Society Edition: Just published—a beautifully bound and illustrated limited edition of The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat.

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P.S.: Word of the month: dehiscence (the botanical kind!)