Oliver Sacks is such an engaging, exciting, and thoughtful author. These stories far surpassed scientific documentation of odd mental illnesses and instead discussed the lived experience of his patients as people. Sacks is a formidable writer. I highly recommend this book.
This book is very interesting in terms of its explanation of how fear creeps into our culture and overtakes our better judgment. There are times, however, when Daniel Gardner's approach is a little too science-heavy for me, in that he feels science has the capability of quantifying human experience beyond all other methods of understanding. This simply is not my viewpoint and so found that element very distracting.
This was an intriguing, surprising, and oddly funny book. It was well performed by Shelly Frasier, and was so much more than just a factual or scientific book. Mary Roach really wrote in her experience which made it an engaging listen for her readers. I enjoyed this very much!!
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