Andrew Solomon – a conversation with Mark Henick / So-Called Normal – Episode 45

This week is a big one!

I’ve wanted to talk with Andrew Solomon for years.

His books have impacted me significantly, especially The Noonday Demon and Far From The Tree. So much so that I included a reference to his work in my own successful book proposal as something to which I aspired. (The documentary film adaptation of Far From The Tree is a must-watch). His TED talks – especially Depression, the secret we share and How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are – inspire me to go deeper in my own speaking and thinking.

Andrew deserves every bit of acclaim that he receives as a writer, a speaker, and an activist, and a thought leader. However, he’s also a really nice person. I was honoured to visit Andrew at his home in New York City to record this conversation. Have a listen and, as always, please like, subscribe, and share!

You can hear us chat wherever you get your podcasts, including on these platforms:

While you’re here, you might be interested in some other related episodes. Here’s three that come to mind that are especially related to family and figuring out challenges…

Rosie O’Donnell

Brendan Saye

Sharon Hampson

And here are two of Andrew’s TED talks that mentioned above. If you haven’t seen them yet, please watch and share!

One last thing! Check out Betterhelp, promo code MARK, for a 7 day free trial of affordable, private online counselling.

You should also check out some of the great content over at my partner, Sounds True!

You can catch up on a year’s worth of episodes of So-Called Normal wherever you listen to podcasts, including: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and everywhere else.

Thanks for listening!

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