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Articles by Andrew Solomon: All Articles


Oct 2017

Fatal Genes

To what extent is information about an unpreventable genetic disease that has not yet caused any symptoms a gift and to what extent is it a burden?

Oct 2017

Practical Advice About Bullying

For those who are being bullied, the key thing for them to remember is that bullying is not a show of strength but a show of weakness on the bully’s part.

Oct 2017

Essential Tips for Aspiring Writers

If you can give language to experiences previously starved for it, you can make the world a better place.

Aug 2017

It’s Never Too Early to Travel with Your Kids

To be a responsible world citizen, you need to understand how wide and beautiful the world is, and how many kinds of both pain and great joy it contains.

Aug 2017

Gay and Depressed

Not a day goes by that I don’t have unsolicited correspondence from someone who is depressed and needs help, or from someone who is gay and suffering for it.

Apr 2017

Families have evolved. Now language must too

We need new words for new kinds of relatedness, ones that don’t simply hark back to traditional roles

Feb 2017

Robert Couturier Revitalizes Andrew Solomon’s New York City Townhouse

The squalor was almost unimaginable.

Feb 2017

Fear and Loathing in Trump’s America

The daily roller coaster of rights tenuously sustained or completely undermined is dizzying.

Jan 2017

Diving Into Hell

Merkin is capable of being at once melodramatic and finely nuanced; she has so many good phrases about depression that it’s hard to choose among them.

Jan 2017

The First Speech

Suggestions for the President-Elect to consider for inclusion in his inaugural address.