Articles by Andrew Solomon:

May 2014

Books That Changed Me

I think I fell in love with language the day my father first read to me from the Rootabaga Stories.

Nov 2007

Invitation to the Dance

An internship at the Costume Institute under the oracular Diana Vreeland introduced the author to the art of extravagant gestures.

May 2007

In Praise of Women

It seems like a cheat to hook up with your own sex, and make friends only with your own sex, too. It is walking away from half the world.

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.

Feb 2007

Bush on the Couch

One reads in Bush’s face and in his speeches an inability to conceive of other people as fully human.

Oct 2005

Prudent Fitness: A Panegyric

Dièry acted from the start as though I were dormant where I had thought I was dead.

Oct 2005

Bus of Fools

Review of “Saving Fish From Drowning,” by Amy Tan.

Jun 2005

All the Road Rage

Review of “The God of Driving,” by Amy Fine Collins, and profile of the author.

Oct 2004

The Loneliness of a Liberal US Jew

It is an exercise in humiliation, being taken as representative of positions that I abhor.

Oct 2004

The Closing of the American Book

Reading is not an active expression like writing, but it is not a passive experience either. It requires effort, concentration, attention.