"And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?" Book Presentation by Lawrence Weschler
Long-time New Yorker writer and noted non-fiction author Lawrence Weschler comes to the Cantor to present his most recent book, And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks.
Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks (author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat) in the early 1980s when he set out to profile the neurologist for The New Yorker. Over the ensuing four years, the two men worked closely together until, for personal reasons, Sacks asked Weschler to abandon the profile. The two remained close friends, however, for the next thirty years. As Sacks was dying, he urged Weschler to take up the project once again. The resulting book captures their “thirty-year intellectual romance.”
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
IMAGE: Riva Lehrer, The PT Barnum of the Mind (Cat’s Cradle). 2008. Charcoal and mixed media on paper. Permission from the artist.