SACKS, Oliver. On the Move: A Life [Uncopyedited Proof]. New York: Alfred K. Knopf, 2015.
8vo. Paperback with pictorial printed card wrappers; pp. [xvi], 383, ; inscribed by the author in ink to p. 1; a few light marks to lower cover, else a fine copy.
Uncopyedited proof, inscribed by Sacks to his niece Elizabeth: 'for my dearest Liz, Olly. 3/3/15.' The book was published later that year in a print run of 150,000.
On the Move was the second of two memoirs by the neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks. While the first, Uncle Tungsten dealt primarily with the author's childhood, this second autobiography reveals a more vulnruble side of the famed scientist, as he explores his sexual orientation and the medical training which formed his relationships with his patients into a character which could come across as somewhat aloof: “There has to be, along with fellow feeling and sympathy and compassion, a sort of detachment so that one is not drawn into a too-close identification with patients,” he writes. He also discusses his love of motorbikes and weightlifting.