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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Book Reviews & Commentary

May 2015

On the Move, by Oliver Sacks

With “On the Move,” Sacks has finally presented himself as he has presented others: as both fully vulnerable and an object of curiosity.

Dec 2014

A Country Called Childhood, by Jay Griffiths

Her book is both... a quixotic slippage into wistfulness, and also an exegesis of freedom, a panegyric to heedless ways.

Jan 2014

Under Pressure

Review of ‘All Joy and No Fun,’ by Jennifer Senior.

Aug 2013

Smug About Suffering

Review of "Cracked," by James Davies, and "Our Necessary Shadow," by Tom Burns.

Jul 2013

Autism, An Insider’s Guide

Review of "The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higashida.

Mar 2013

The Brutal Years

Review of "Sticks and Stones," by Emily Bazelon.

May 2007

Introduction to My Father’s House: A Childhood in Wartime Bavaria, by Beatrix Ost

This book is a resounding affirmation that this good Germany existed even in the period when the evil Germany was ascendant.

Oct 2005

The Blue and the Gray

Review of "Lincoln’s Melancholy," by Joshua Wolf Shenk.

Oct 2005

Bus of Fools

Review of "Saving Fish From Drowning," by Amy Tan.

Aug 2005

A New Look at Dwarfs

Review of "The Lives of Dwarfs" and "Dwarfism," by Betty M. Adelson.