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Up close with Andrew Solomon

By Kobo • June 25, 2019Kobo in Conversation Podcast

“This whole question of vertical and horizontal identity is about the ease with which something passes from a status as illness to a status as identity”

In this episode, Michael is joined by journalist Andrew Solomon, as they discuss his latest book, Far & Away: How Travel Can Change the World, a collection of his writing about places undergoing major transformations, as well as his 2012 best-seller, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity (which captured our heart when it was first published in 2012).

Far & Away: How Travel Can Change the World by Andrew Solomon

A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and twenty-five years, these “meaty dispatches…are brilliant geopolitical travelogues that also comprise a very personal and reflective resume of the National Book Award winner’s globe-trotting adventures” (Elle). Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences: “You will not only know the world better after having seen it through Solomon’s eyes, you will also care about it more” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

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