Far From the Tree

Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

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In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.
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Ha scritto il 27/11/12
Flawed yet fascinating. Above all, a good conversation starter—and by that I don’t mean “will help you pick up babes on the train”, but that it brings into a very public arena (it’s barely been released and is already super-hyped in the media) a seri...Continua

Ha scritto il Nov 03, 2015, 04:24
Toward the end of the weekend I spent withe the Donovans, Cris mentioned that she was feeling good about her New Year's resolutions. I asked what they were. "You are part of it, actually," she said. "I resolved to do things that I'm afraid of. Doing...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 26, 2015, 02:58
For those who are most disabled, the neurodiversity approach is threatening. On the other end of the spectrum, it will help people to accept themselves in the same way it encourages us to accept their uniqueness. What I'm hearing from some part of th...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 20, 2015, 04:03
As a public relations point, it's nice to have Vernon Smith, who has Asperger's and won the Nobel in economics, or Tim Page, who has Asperger's and won a Pulitzer. It's a point in favor of respecting and recognizing the legitimacy of human neurologic...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 08, 2015, 02:21
but perhaps most importantly, offered them relationships with others who'd traveled a similar path
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Ha scritto il Oct 04, 2015, 20:36
If they decide on abortion, they are as much as saying that a life lived in the knowledge that one will eventually die of Huntington's disease is not worth living. What does that say about their own life and the lives of their family members who now...Continua
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