Andrew Solomon on Robin Williams.

It is not surprising that the best thing I’ve read on the recent death of Robin Williams comes from Andrew Solomon:  Suicide is not a casual behavior; for all that it may entail impulsivity, it is also a profound and momentous step for which many people don’t have the force of will. At one level, […]

Back to School Struggles.

By sheer happenstance, I received an assignment from L Magazine to write about various  difficulties children with developmental and/or psychological issues face as they are going back to school. I write “happenstance,” because I had just finished Andrew Solomon’s magisterial Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity only a few days before […]