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Andrew Solomon

Author of 'Far From the Tree' Not Always Close to the Truth

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Neil S. Greenspan

Andrew Solomon is the author of the positively-reviewed, quite popular, and award-winning book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search f...

Dear Mr. Lanza

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Much is being done to prevent other families and communities from experiencing the kind of horrific suffering that your family endured during Adam's life.

Our Common Identity

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

I sometimes wonder if it makes much difference that for some of us, our Christian identity is a vertical identity shared with parents, and for others of us, it is a horizontal identity, an aspect of personality that may even put us at odds with our family of origin.

Fountain House Symposium Honors Author Andrew Solomon

Jim Luce | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

New York City has an annual event that educates the public on mental health that I believe is the finest in America. This symposium - and luncheon - ...

What Happens When You Really Disconnect

Tony Schwartz | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Tony Schwartz

I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I'd hit a wall. Most days I can't wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house.

Robert Caro Wins Again

AP | Posted 04.18.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- Historian and author Robert Caro has won yet another award. Caro's latest Lyndon Johnson book, "The Passage of Power," has received the M...

Andrew Solomon and My Daughter

Dan Kennedy | Posted 02.18.2013 | Books
Dan Kennedy

Though as a society we claim to value difference, in reality we fear it, keep it at a distance and would stamp it out if given the opportunity. And with genetic testing becoming increasingly cheap and ubiquitous, the day of opportunity is not far off.

'Fifty Shades of Green' and How I Overcame Andrew Solomon Envy

Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield | Posted 02.12.2013 | Books
Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield

Wouldn't it be better to focus on the genuine awe I feel for Mr. Solomon not as book marketer... but book author?

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 12.03.2012 | Books

Far From The Tree: Parents, Children, and the search for Identity by Andrew Solomon Scribner, $37.50 November 13, 2012 What is it about? This is...

What Experts Don't Understand About My Daughter

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents

Written by Cristina Nehring for Slate If you’d told me five years ago that I was soon to bear a disabled child with blood cancer -- for whom I’...

Mother Of Columbine HS Shooter Prayed For Her Son's Suicide

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Denver

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold prayed for him to commit suicide when she wa...

'Far From The Tree': Loving Children Who Are Very Different

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"The widespread use of the word reproduction for this activity, with its implication that two people are but braiding themselves together, is at best a euphemism to comfort prospective parents before they get in over their heads."

Gray Lady's Headlines Harm the Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

The Times should know better than to attribute suicide to economic matters such as unemployment. While the paper of record put the offensive phrase in quotes, it still should have been more careful with its language.

Psychotropic Medication Is Not Evil

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Is there an epidemic of mental illness? That is the question posed by Marcia Angell in her two-part series in the New York Review of Books.

Not Taking Antidepressants Could Be Riskier Than The Side Effects ?

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

For years, it has been common knowledge that antidepressants can cause side effects, such as an upset stomach, muscle fatigue and decreased libido.

Ground Zero Mosque Controversy Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

Not only is the Ground Zero Mosque controversy a misnomer in title -- the 51 Park Mosque and Community Center is not actually visible from the actual Ground Zero site -- but it misses the mark in a far scarier way.

Father's Day Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susanna Speier

Dad's Pentagon career began in the early 80s when this issue of nuclear non-proliferation --- his area of expertise -- was considered more of an industrial and diplomatic issue than one of national defense.

Empathy Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

Any justice with the level of training that Sotomayor has would have the professionalism to compartmentalize her empathy while evaluating a Supreme Court Case.

New Wealthy Class Loathe To Spoil Kids

New York | Jennifer Senior | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Discussing money is considered vulgar--it's a taboo worse than sex, something Sigmund Freud famously decided was a metaphorical stand-in for feces (re...