Never Judge A Book By Its Movie - May 23, 2020
Saturday, May 23rd, 7-9 PM
Our May 2020 discussion is a virtual meeting using Zoom! Join us on Saturday, May 23rd, at 7 pm for a discussion of Awakenings (Vintage) by Oliver Sacks and the movie Awakenings, directed by Penny Marshall!
Awakenings is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trancelike state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969 when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, “awakening” effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.
Advance registration is required by May 21 at the latest! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 216.791.2665
Copies of the book are available in the store!
You can purchase copies on Bookshop.org!
E-book version available at Appletree E-Books!