April 3, 2013
Learn over lunch how love, success and sacrifice just got more complicated.
Last Fall, the National Book Award-winner, Andrew Solomon, wrote Far From the Tree, which quickly became one of the top 10 Books of the Year in the eyes of Time Magazine, The Economist and the New York Times.
What drew such instant acclaim was the subject matter: “Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down’s syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter.”
While Andrew Solomon’s book is remarkable by any measure, so is the man himself. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he is one of America’s most astoundingly articulate cultural and psychological critics. He teaches Psychiatry at Cornell, is on the Board of Advisors at the Columbia University Medical Center and …..well, look and listen here:
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Andrew Solomon: We Are Family
Fresh Air Weekend: Andrew Solomon, Tony Dokoupil
Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon
On Wednesday, April 3rd, Andrew Solomon will speak at the Ramsay Luncheon about the new meaning of family and happiness and love.
So please join us for what will be one of the most life-enhancing luncheons you will have.
$89.00 + HST and includes your copy of Far From the Tree.
Tables of 10 are available for $890.00 + HST and includes 10 copies of Far From the Tree.
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Reception: 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m.
Food for Thought: 1:10 p.m.
Questions & Answers: 1:40 p.m.
Depart: 1:59 p.m.