The Kiddy Pool: Andrew Solomon’s ‘Far From the Tree’


Every week in The Kiddy Pool, Erin Newcomb confronts one of many issues that parents must deal with related to popular culture. I started reading Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree after seeing the author discuss his work on The Colbert Report. Solomon is an eloquent and compelling interviewee, and I found his concept compelling: that sometimes in parenting or in being parented we feel like we are among strangers in a strange land. Solomon points out that while we take pride in … [Read more...]