Author of "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search For Identity"by Prospect / March 11, 2013 / Leave a comment
Andrew Solomon is an American writer specialising in psychology and culture. His book The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression won the 2001 National Book Award and inspired him to begin studying for a PhD in psychology. His most recent book is Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity. In the Guardian, Emma Brockes remarked that “by militating against perfectionism, he only leaves the reader in greater awe of the art of the achievable. The book starts out as a study of parents raising ‘difficult’ children, and ends up as an affirmation of what it is to be human.” It was named by the New York Times as one of the top 10 books of 2012.