Andrew Solomon, Author of “Far From The Tree”
Far From The Tree
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
McCosh 50; 6:00 pm
Andrew Solomon is a writer of remarkable talent and intellect. His lectures explore the subjects of politics, culture and psychology with extraordinary humanity. His latest work, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity, is an examination of the means by which families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities and how these unusual situations can be invested with love.
Andrew is an outspoken activist and philanthropist for many causes in LGBT rights, mental health, education and the arts. He is the founder of the Solomon Research Fellowships in LGBT Studies at Yale University and is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University.
The Stafford Little Lecture Series and the Belknap Visitors in the Council of the Humanities are cosponsoring this event, which is free and open to the public. For more information on this event, please visit lectures.princeton.edu.
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