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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Book Reviews & Commentary


May 2016

When we unlock the secrets of our genes, what do we do with that knowledge?

Review of "The Gene: An Intimate History," by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Apr 2016

Literature About Medicine May Be All That Can Save Us

A new generation of doctor writers is investigating the mysteries of the medical profession, exploring the vital intersection between science and art.

Feb 2016

The Good Death, When Breath Becomes Air and More

Life would feel short even if we could expect to live two centuries.

Nov 2015

Book Review: Dear Mr. You

“Dear Mr. You” reminds us what a glorious business life can be even at its worst, if you can tug it into the right frame of view.

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.