Review of: Far From the TreePublished in: The Atlantic
By taking on such an ambitious project, compiled over a decade or more, Solomon is able to show the commonalities among these extraordinary lives—and just how common extraordinary lives are.
This is far more than notes of a traveler. This was a search for what makes the world what it is.
Because of his own experience and his facility with words and analogy, Andrew Solomon is able to articulate how those experiences feel in such a way that they are understandable to those who have not suffered through the experiences themselves.
Adult readers who may have been daunted by the size of the original book should welcome this more compact version.
The stories and insights are compelling, and the internal shifts prompted by reading this book make it a must-read, not just for every special educator but for all people that work with children and families.
É uma mensagem bastante simples e óbvia, mas também profunda, e nos confronta às opiniões e às ideias pré-concebidas que carregamos sem nos darmos conta.
Keep it by your side, dip in and out, and you will be richly rewarded over and again.
Some 30 travel pieces, in prose sparkling with insight, describe “places in the throes of transformation.”