Depression, Andrew Solomon


Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture, and psychology. His latest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity (2012), won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and eleven other national awards. Far From the Tree tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so. Solomon's previous book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (2001), won the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. Solomon is a lecturer in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. An activist and philanthropist in LGBT rights, mental health, education, and the arts, he lives with his husband and son in New York and London. TEDx Met: Icons -- Andrew Solomon October 19, 2013

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