David Bodanis

Lifting Weights

On the Move: A Life

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Sunset Boulevard, 1963, and Dr Oliver Sacks is riding his motorcycle along peacefully when a car swerves at him. He thinks it must be a mistake by a drunken driver. But then, a bit further along, the car tries to sideswipe him again. What to do?

Sacks was raised in a north London family that had a remarkable lack of imagination when it came to selecting careers: his father was a doctor, his mother was a doctor, his older brother was a doctor,

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