Far From The Tree

Far From The Tree 1

Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

by Andrew Solomon

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 03/03/2014

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**WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2014**

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Sometimes your child - the most familiar person of all - is radically different from you.

The saying goes that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does? Drawing on interviews with over three hundred families, covering subjects including deafness, dwarfs, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, disability, prodigies, children born of rape, children convicted of crime and transgender people, Andrew Solomon documents ordinary people making courageous choices.

Difference is potentially isolating, but Far from the Tree celebrates repeated triumphs of human love and compassion to show that the shared experience of difference is what unites us.

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction and eleven other national awards. Winner of the Green Carnation Prize.

ISBN:
9780099460992
9780099460992
Category:
Family & relationships
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
03-03-2014
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
976
Dimensions (mm):
216x135x50mm
Weight:
0.95kg
Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Cambridge; is a professor of psychology at Columbia University and President of PEN American Center; and is a regular contributor to the Guardian, the New Yorker, and the New York Times.

A lecturer and activist, he is the author of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, which won the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and many other awards; and The Noonday Demon; An Atlas of Depression, which won the National Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and has been published in twenty-four languages. His TED talks have been viewed over 12 million times. A dual UK/US national, he lives in London and New York.

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  • Amazing

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    Amazing - not only provides fantastic insight into both the struggles and joy that comes with having children with horizontal identities, it also provides a rich background of the history of these identities.
    I am not a parent and I loved it and learned a lot from it - especially the importance of not judging someone from their outside appearance.

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