Andrew Solomon’s ‘Far From The Tree’

How about that first paragraph in Andrew Solomon’s Far From The Tree!

There is no such thing as reproduction. When two people decide to have baby, they engage in an act of production, and the widespread use of the word reproduction for this activity, with its implication that two people are but braiding themselves together, is at best a euphemism to comfort prospective parent before they get in over their heads.’ And a touch later in the same para: ‘Parenthood abruptly catapults us into a permanent relationship with a stranger…

This book is utterly electrifying in its ambition and intellectual reach, and it is filled with love.