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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Appeared in

Apr 2022

The Mystifying Rise of Child Suicide

Every suicide creates a vacuum. Those left behind fill it with stories that aspire to rationalize their ultimately unfathomable plight.

Mar 2021

The Shape of Love

From opposite sides of the culture, parallel campaigns for legal recognition may soon make multiple-partner marriages as unremarkable as same-sex marriages.

May 2020

Obituary for the Analyst

In the course of twenty-five years, Dr. F helped me find something to hold on to: not only an imaginable future but also a known past.

Jun 2018

Preventable Tragedies

Get support. If you are thinking of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Feb 2017

Fear and Loathing in Trump’s America

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

Jun 2016

A Perilous Nationalism at Brexit

It is an ostrich point of view not wholly unfamiliar in America: by refusing to look at the rest of the globe, one forestalls seeing oneself.

Mar 2015

The Middle of Things

The deeper you look into other souls—and writing is primarily an exercise in doing just that—the clearer people’s inherent dignity becomes.

Sep 2014

Depression and Pregnancy: The Terrifying Dilemma

It is not helpful when the complexity of the decision is belittled.

Aug 2014

Suicide, a Crime of Loneliness

It often seems as if those who are most exuberant experience despair in proportion to their joy.

Jul 2014

Gay, Jewish, Mentally Ill, and a Sponsor of Gypsies in Romania

The author returns to Romania, whence his grandparents fled pogroms and poverty.