When the weather was especially nice, the great neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks would yell: “I’m glad I’m not dead!”, as he recounted in his memoir “Gratitude”, written when he was nearly 80 years old. Prior to that, he wrote 18 books which, like these lines, were testament to the life-affirming power and purposeful energy of Dr. Sacks. He spent his entire life researching in the fields of neurology and psychology. As a young doctor, he was able to awaken patients who had been in a catatonic state for decades, a story he told in his book “Awakenings”. He discovered that Tourette’s syndrome was widespread on the streets of New York, he was addicted to drugs, and he turned himself into a medical and literary subject (“A Leg to Stand On”). And he was very loving, although he only met his first true love at the age of 76. Psychiatrist and writer Jakob Hein will tell Sacks’s life story and the great Ulrich Matthes will read from his important work.