Perhaps you remember "The Soul in Depression"? It's a show we produced many years ago that remains one of our most popular and enduring productions. One of the voices featured was Andrew Solomon, who wrote The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, an encyclopedic work that won a National Book Award in 2001.
After nearly ten years of research and interviews, Mr. Solomon has produced another tome worthy of attention — this time exploring the theme of identity and difference as experienced through family. This trailer for his new book Far from the Tree is really well-done. To be able to witness the love between these people and their moving personal stories grounded in the grit of experience makes you forget this is a promotional video for a book, which I’m now reading with zeal. Look for a review in the coming weeks.