September 11, 2018
The SAM Book Club meets on a monthly basis and is facilitated by Registrar & Programming Coordinator, Loissa Harrison-Parks. As meetings (5 pm-6:15 pm) are free to attend, we invite everyone to come and enjoy art-related conversation and complimentary wine and cheese in SAM’s Charles Platt Italianate Gardens, or Garden-View Room depending on season. The book of the month for September is The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks.
“In his most extraordinary book, “one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.
Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.”