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    • New Family Values

    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610

    Drawing on dozens of intimate audio interviews with families from all across the country, award-winning psychologist and writer Andrew Solomon redefines what it means to be an “ideal family” in America today. Solomon observes that America, led in large part by the women’s, civil rights, and gay rights movements, has undergone a radical social shift in the last few decades. Although the structure of family has changed, economic and legal structures lag behind and need to adapt to accommodate this explosive new reality.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult subject handled well.

    • By Michael on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Far from the Tree

    • Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
    • Length: 40 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 965
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 962

    A brilliant and utterly original thinker, Andrew Solomon's journey began from his experience of being the gay child of straight parents. He wondered how other families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, who are transgender.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gripping Masterpiece

    • By C. Beaton on 12-14-12

    Regular price: $37.75

    • The Noonday Demon

    • An Atlas of Depression
    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon takes the listener on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Moments of awesome but not clear message

    • By Cristina on 01-04-14

    Regular price: $37.79

    • The Noonday Demon

    • An Atlas of Depression
    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews wit fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a good audiobook, but

    • By michael on 07-29-11

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Far From The Tree

    • A Dozen Kinds of Love
    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
    • Length: 40 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so. Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs chapter titles.

    • By sarah on 03-24-16

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Far and Away

    • Reporting from the Brink of Change
    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Chronicling Andrew Solomon's stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union; his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban; his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar steeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom; and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touched my soul, heart and intellect

    • By L. Russell on 09-09-16

    Regular price: $28.34

    • The Noonday Demon

    • An Atlas of Depression
    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policy makers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Andrew Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications....

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The New Yorker, March 17th 2014 (Andrew Solomon, Tad Friend, David Remnick)

    • By: Andrew Solomon, Tad Friend, David Remnick
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Putin’s Pique", by David Remnick; "The Reckoning", by Andrew Solomon; "Heavy Weather", by Tad Friend; "New SAT Practice Questions", by Cora Frazier; and "Double Trouble", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95