Long a writer with an eye for the unique, singular, and unusual, Lawrence Weschler’s extensive body of work has chronicled all manner of interesting figures not always seen in the mainstream scheme of things. His delightful new book, And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) is an affectionate account of someone who was perhaps seen more in the bright light of things, but who himself spent time seeking and finding examples of the unique and distinct - and who wrote beautifully himself.
“The story of Lawrence Weschler’s faithful four-decade friendship with the amazing Oliver Sacks offers pleasures and amazements on every page. This loving but unblinking portrait will delight fans of Dr. Sacks as well as devotees of Weschler’s always-pathfinding nonfiction.” —Ian Frazier.
“Two offbeat and complicated men step into a rowboat; a thirty-year intellectual romance ensues. No one but Lawrence Weschler could tell the story with as much polymathic perversity and emotional resonance. Oliver Sacks is such a remarkably literary character that reading this book feels like devouring a novel.” —Laura Kipnis.