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Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon appears in the following:

Books That Changed Minds About Family

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In our ongoing series on "books that changed your mind", authors Andrew Solomon and Cris Beam talk about the approaches to parenting and kinship in their popular books.

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The Father of the Sandy Hook Killer Searches for Answers

Monday, March 17, 2014

Although the killing 26 people at an elementary school remains incomprehensible, one journalist's conversations with a grieving father can give us insight into what went wrong.

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Examining Our Changing American Families

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What does your family look like? The quintessential American family has been changing dramatically in recent years. This week, we're talking about those changes and how they will be reflected at your Thanksgiving table. We're asking about your families as our partner The New York Times takes up the question. Natalie Angier is the reporter behind this effort. Andrew Solomon, author of “Far from the Tree,” writes about all kinds of different families and different kinds of love—notably his own composite clan. 

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Andrew Solomon on Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

Monday, July 01, 2013

National Book Award–winning author Andrew Solomon tells the stories of families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. In Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, he looks at how these parents not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.

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Andrew Solomon on Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

Monday, December 10, 2012

National Book Award–winning author Andrew Solomon tells the stories of families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. In Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, he looks at how these parents not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.

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The Challenges And Joys Of Parenting Musical Prodigies

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon joins to discuss his new book, Far From The Tree, and shares how the families of musical geniuses such as Joshua Bell and Lang Lang struggled to cope with their children's tremendous talents.

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Who Dictates the Definition of "Rape"?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Though Todd Akin's comments on "legitimate rape" once again brought the issue of our country’s understanding — or misunderstanding — of rape to the forefront, arguments over statistics, facts, and laws governing the definition of rape have existed for centuries.

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The Rewards and Challenges of Being a Caregiver

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

As baby boomers age and wounded soldiers return from Iraq, more and more Americans will be caring for ill family members at home. Andrew Solomon and Susan Lehman are contributors to the new essay collection, An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family. Nell Casey is the book's editor.

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