Fri. Jan 18th, 2019

The 12 Essential Music Fiction Books of All Times

#7 Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain by Abby Norman


Description of the book:

For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women’s health issues

#12 Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Revised and Expanded Edition by Oliver Sacks


Description of the book:

Revised and ExpandedWith the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he calls “musical misalignments.” Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with “amusia,” to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks’ latest masterpiece.