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the mind's eye • oliver sacks

Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world. Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep, when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres.

Where my love affair with the books of Oliver Sacks started. A great group of narratives regarding brain injuries and anomalies.

Oliver Sacks is an amazing writer and a very interesting thinker. This promises to be a great book.

A great read, but only if your ready for the journey, and to truly embrace "self"

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Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps by Dave Isay #Books #Story_Corps #Oral_History

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard, Daniel Goleman: A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, described by scientists as "the happiest man alive," demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness. #Books #Happiness

The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life by Chris Guillebeau #Books #Self_Help

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Nonfiction Book Review: The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison. Graywolf, $15 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-1-55597-671-2

In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.