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Reviews: All Books


Jan 2002

Review of: Published in: Contemporary Psychoanalysis

As well written as it is, The Noonday Demon is not an easy read and not for the faint of heart...

Dec 2001

Review of: Published in: Commonweal

This National Book Award winner encompasses the literary and scientific history of the disease... Considering its subject, a remarkably addictive and invigorating history.

Oct 2001

Review of: Published in: Christian Science Monitor

"Losing your mind, like losing your car keys, is a real hassle," Andrew Solomon observes in this sometimes humorous and always horror-filled account of depression.

Sep 2001

Review of: Published in: Hartford Courant

Despite Solomon's sagacity and completeness, the book is never ponderous or dull. Solomon mixes personal narrative, anecdote and research findings in an absorbing, flowing narrative.

Jul 2001

Review of: Published in: TIME

Solomon interweaves a personal narrative with scientific, philosophical, historical, political and cultural insights... The result is an elegantly written, meticulously researched book that is empathetic and enlightening, scholarly and useful.

Jun 2001

Review of: Published in: Hartford Courant

At times, "The Noonday Demon"' is overwhelming, not just from the potent stories of depression sufferers but also by the sheer amount of information packed into the book. Still, Solomon's eloquent and honest style proves engaging.

Jun 2001

Review of: Published in: New York Times

"The Noonday Demon" is a considerable accomplishment.... its generous assortment of voices, from the pathological to the philosophical, makes for rich, variegated reading.

Jun 2001

Review of: Published in: Herald

You cannot fail to be humbled, moved and in some way renewed by The Noonday Demon. It is at once erudite, personable and profoundly challenging.

Jun 2001

Review of: Published in: Boston Globe

Much of what Solomon relays is both heart-rending and fascinating; the book has a scope and passionate intelligence that give it intrigue as well as heft.

Jun 2001

Review of: Published in: O: The Oprah Magazine

With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance...