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Could you love a child if she/he were a criminal? A dwarf? Deaf? Born as the result of a rape? In his book: “Far from the Tree,” Andrew Solomon, today’s guest, “tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also develop profound meaning,” and personal transformation in doing so. Annie Abram and Andrew Solomon will discuss this insightful work and the enormous capacity of parents to love their children.
Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts; winner of the National Book Award for his clinically informative as well as deeply personal book The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression and an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, and the arts. Solomon’s newest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, published on November 13, 2012, won many national awards, and It was chosen as one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012 and has been a New York Times bestseller.
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