When: Wed., Jan. 15, 6 p.m. 2020
Author Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s when he set out to profile the neurologist for his own new employer, The New Yorker. Over the ensuing four years, the two men worked closely together until, for wracking personal reasons, Sacks asked Weschler to abandon the New Yorker profile, to which Weschler agreed. The two remained close friends, however, across the next thirty years and then, just as Sacks was dying, he urged Weschler to take up the project once again. This book is the result of that entreaty.