His journey has transformed him, his younger brother and me. They say your kids take you places you never would have gone on your own and I know that to be true! Far from that it has awakened compassion, first for myself, then for others, not a much different goal than the work of Andrew Solomon. I read Far From the Tree with a sense of awe that Mr. Solomon would have the audacity to fold his own story into the story of many others making it even more powerful than anything else I've read. People who face up to who they are as families, as individuals and as a society truly DO transcend the lives they've been given. Thank you, thank you!