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Book Club Meeting

  • Los Altos Hills Council Chambers

    26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills, CA (map)

    37.383739 -122.138756

  • Follow the sidewalk out of the parking lot in front of the buildings. The Council Chambers are in the building beyond the administrative offices.
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks (1985; 256 pages)

    Please join us for socializing anytime between 9:30 and 10:00. The meeting begins promptly at 10:00. No food, uncovered drinks, or strong perfumes.

    This from Amazon.com:
    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. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks’s splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine’s ultimate responsibility: “the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject.”

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  • Pat R.
    Event Host

    Greetings! I am Pat Radovich, retired teacher, and book lover. I am... more

  • Gay B

    I love reading, coffee, chocolate, my hubby, my teen granddaughter,­ our crazy dog, traveling,... more

  • Laurel B.
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    I've been enjoying reading and discussing books with the Page... more

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