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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
I've read essays by Andrew Solomon and have found the stories collected in this book to be deeply felt and dynamic. Love this book!
May 17, 2015
Walk in the shoes of others.
I cannot do justice to this book, other than to say 'READ IT!'. Solomon spent 10 years interviewing parents whose children were very different from them, and also discusses his difference from his parents and his relationship with his own son.
The chapters are fairly stand alone and include a variety of what might be considered disabilities, children who have well above average talents, those who are transgender, those who are products of rape , those who commit crimes.
When Solomon was interviewed on The Colbert Show in 2012, Colbert appeared near tears at the end of the show, not his usual ending! I'm reading the book for the second time and often feel the same way.
Nov 14, 2013
I hoped to get and just on time, too. This is an extraordinary book that will rouse one's sleeping empathy and understanding.
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