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Andrew Solomon



Andrew Solomon, PhD, is an American writer and speaker on diverse fields of research such as depression and suicide, identity politics, and culture. His book The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

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Depression, the Secret We Share | Andrew Solomon

“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression.

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The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms.

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Andrew Solomon: How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are

Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of struggle, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since.

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An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family

A collection of essays from some of the country’s most accomplished writers, An Uncertain Inheritance offers both companionship and guidance to the people who find themselves caring for their intimates.

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Love, No Matter What | Andrew Solomon

What is it like to raise a child who’s different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents—asking them: What’s the line between...

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About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times

Based on the historic New York Times series, About Us features intimate, firsthand accounts on what it means, and how it feels, to live with a disability.

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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

Solomon’s startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition—that difference is what unites us.

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Andrew Solomon: Depression, too, Is a Thing with Feathers - Family Action Network

Family Action Network (FAN) welcomes back Andrew Solomon, Ph.D., one of the most inspirational and effective speakers in its 32-year history.

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Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World

Far and Away chronicles Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual.

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Falling in Love with Marriage

When a friend first presented to me the arguments for gay marriage, in 1994, I thought the whole idea was ridiculous. In the face of staggering prejudice against us, marriage felt so remote as to be irrelevant.

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