Forging meaning and building identity

Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.

Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture and psychology, and a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University. He is president of PEN American Center. He writes regularly for the New Yorker and the New York Times.

He is a gifted storyteller who draws on personal experience to deliver his simple yet meaningful messages. Forging meaning and building identity being that message in this talk.