Andrew Solomon’s ‘Far From The Tree’ – Changing the Way We View Differences, One Story at a Time

Andrew Solomon’s ‘Far From The Tree’ – Changing the Way We View Differences, One Story at a Time

April 30, 2013 | by Terry Mathews | mySSnews.com

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In this article, Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree and winner of NCCD’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Nonfiction, talks about the origins of his monumental book and the insights he gleaned from writing about the culture of disability. “The theme in all four of my books is managing to find strength in adversity,” Solomon said. “I’m trying to convert a painful experience into an occasion for dignity.”
 

In this article, Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree and winner of NCCD’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Nonfiction, talks about the origins of his monumental book and the insights he gleaned from writing about the culture of disability. “The theme in all four of my books is managing to find strength in adversity,” Solomon said. “I’m trying to convert a painful experience into an occasion for dignity.”
 
Join us in San Francisco on October 2 as we celebrate the 20th Annual Media for a Just Society Awards (MJS) and present Andrew Solomon with his award.