Reviews of The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat

“Dr. Sacks’s best book... One sees a wise, compassionate and very literate mind at work in these 20 stories, nearly all remarkable, and many the kind that restore one's faith in humanity.”

Noel Perrin, Chicago Sun-Times

“Dr. Sacks’s most absorbing book... His tales are so compelling that many of them serve as eerie metaphors not only for the condition of modern medicine but of modern man.”

New York Magazine

“Insightful, compassionate, moving… the lucidity and power of a gifted writer.”

John C. Marshall, New York Times Book Review


Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Book Review

“A gripping journey into the recesses of the human mind.”

Daily Mail

“Who is this book for? Who is it not for? It is for everybody who has felt from time to time that certain twinge of self-identity and sensed how easily, at any moment, one might lose it.”

The Times

“A provocative introduction to the marvels of the human mind.”

Clarence E. Olsen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A wonderful book…full of wonder, wonders and wondering. [Sacks] brings to these often unhappy people understanding, sympathy, and respect. Sacks is always learning from patients, marveling at them, widening his own understanding and ours.”