Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Growing Up.
About Andrew Solomon's TEDTalk
Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.
About Andrew Solomon
Andrew Solomon writes about politics, culture, and psychology. His newest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, tells stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so. He writes about families coping with deafness, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, severe disabilities, and many other challenges.