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Knopf Canada, Nov 24, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 64 pages
A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life.

In January 2015, Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, and he shared this news in a New York Times essay that inspired readers all over the world: "I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude.... Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure."
Gratitude consists of four essays that originally appeared in The New York Times, accompanied by a foreword that describes the occasion of each chapter. The foreword is written by Billy Hayes, Oliver Sacks's partner, and Kate Edgar, his long time collaborator.

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Four of Sacks' final essays, each lovely and Sacksian. I lament that we won't have any new essays by this wonderful writer: we will not see his like again. Read full review

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Gratitude. Oliver Sacks. 2015. I found this book on a list from Book Riot within minutes of getting an email from a friend who just found out that one of her best friends had died. As soon as I read ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Oliver Sacks, a physician and writer, was the author of thirteen books, including the global bestsellers, Awakenings (made into an award-winning film starring Robin Williams as Oliver Sacks), The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and most recently his memoir, On the Move, published shortly before his death in 2015.

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