by Cindy P., December 31, 2013 5:29 PM
Andrew Solomon is the most life-changing writer I know of. His journalism about psychology and identity is brilliant, poignant, and exacting. Far from the Tree, his latest book, explores families whose children are very different from their parents — due to deafness, autism, physical disability, prodigy, criminality, and other factors. Anyone who valued Solomon's award-winning 2001 book about depression, The Noonday Demon, needs to read Far from the Tree.