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Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film) and Musicophilia. Born in London and educated at Oxford, he now lives in New York City, where he is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. For more information, visit www.oliversacks.com

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From the bestselling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten previous books, of which Musicophilia is the most recent. He lives in New York City, where he is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire.

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Fascinating. Music, as Sacks explains, 'can pierce the heart directly'. And this is the truth that he so brilliantly focuses upon - that music saves, consoles and nourishes us. * Daily Mail *
An elegantly outlined series of case studies . . . which reveal the depth to which music grips so many people. * Observer *

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