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Dr. Andrew Solomon

Far From the Tree: The Many Ways of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

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Parents and caregivers all confront this crucial question: To what extent should we accept our children for who they are, and to what extent should we help them become their best selves?

Hear stories of triumphs of love over prejudice as Dr. Andrew Solomon explores how people who love each other sometimes struggle to accept each other. Andrew Solomon believes being exceptional is at the core of the human condition and that difference is what unites us. He says the experience of difference within families is universal.

Solomon mines the inspiration and eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges as he examines how parents experience generosity, acceptance and tolerance while navigating the world when a child falls far from the tree.

Andrew Solomon, Ph.D., is a writer, lecturer and a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and Yale University. His book “Far From the Tree” was honored with the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was made into a documentary in 2018. Solomon’s third book, and memoir “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression,” has been published in twenty-four languages, won the 2001 National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Videos of Solomon’s TED talks have garnered over twenty million views, and his journalism appears frequently in The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York Magazine and Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Solomon has made numerous appearances on television and radio covering mental health, family, and disability issues.

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