Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars, and Musicophilia. He lives in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. His latest book, Hallucinations, was published in November 2012.
The author was 48 when he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. His memoir follows him through the stages of symptom, diagnosis, and surgery. “Karinthy’s book is, to my mind, a masterpiece… . A Journey Around My Skull, the first autobiographical description of a journey inside the brain, remains one of the very best.”—Oliver Sacks, from the Introduction.