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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Disability, Health & Disease

Jul 2013

Autism, An Insider’s Guide

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

Jun 2013

Deeda Blair’s Elegance of Conviction

Whether she’s tackling the complexities of science or style, Deeda Blair approaches all facets of life with quiet but unwavering discipline.

Apr 2013

Medical Progress, Social Progress, and Legal Regression

Choice strengthens families no matter what choice they make.

Jul 2008

Cancer & Creativity: One Chef’s True Story

There is no more fundamental human power than the ability to find strength and meaning in adversity.

May 2008

The Autism Rights Movement

A new wave of activists wants to celebrate atypical brain function as a positive identity, not a disability. Opponents call them dangerously deluded.

Aug 2005

A New Look at Dwarfs

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

Jul 2003

The Amazing Life of Laura

Laura had made the rare discovery of a way to contain her illness, as though she and it were roommates in her body.

Apr 2003

I Remember It, um, Well

Between that which we naturally remember and that which we naturally forget lie our emotions, which we half remember, which haze but are never quite lost, which are always ...

Feb 2002

The Art of Losing

Here is the tragedy: we have no idea what passed. We are never told what might have been.

Mar 1996

Brett Again

Review of "Being Brett: Chronicle of a Daughter's Death," by Douglas Hobbie.