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 gives a heartfelt talk about how the worst moments in our lives make us who we are. I challenge you not to be moved when he recounts the speech his young son made at Andrew's 50th birthday party.
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