A conversation about family, religion, depression and healing with author and activist Andrew Solomon.
A native New Yorker, Mr. Solomon’s mother’s battle with cancer ended with her taking her own life in front of her children and her husband. This formed the basis of a comprehensive book on depression titled “The Noonday Demon.” Mr. Solomon’s latest effort, “Far From the Tree,” about how families accommodate children with disabilities, was named one of the 10 best books of 2012 by the New York Times.
When Andrew Solomon isn’t writing, he is either lecturing at universities such as Princeton, Yale, or Stanford or sitting on any number of boards including the Alliance for the Arts, the Chairman’s Council of the Metropolitan Museum. Mr. Solomon is also a Special Advisor on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Mental Health at the Yale School of Psychiatry.
Ken Rockburn spoke to Andrew Solomon in New York.
A veteran journalist and broadcaster widely recognized for his irreverent and entertaining interview and presentation style, Ken is an award-winning journalist with almost 40 years of experience on radio and television. He first joined CPAC in 2001 as host of Talk Politics which ran for eight seasons. He returned to CPAC in 2010 to host Rockburn Presents. Prior to joining CPAC, Ken hosted CBC Radio’s All In a Day, CBC TV Ottawa’s Rockburn and Company and was news director at CHEZ-FM in Ottawa.