His Speech About Adversity Is Brilliant, But It's The One His 4-Year-Old Gave That Floored Me
There are so many wonderful things about this, but by far the most incredible one is that Andrew Solomon will make you jealous of his life, even as he describes all the horrible, frustrating, soul-crushing parts — of which there are many — in all their gory detail. Really, there’s a ton I could write about this, but the more I try and write about it, the more inadequately I describe it, so I’ll just shut up let him do the talking.
OK OK, I’ll shut up SOON. But first, I’m going to tell you all the parts I love. There’s 2:55, when he recounts his interview with a survivor of rape who has surprising feelings about her rapist; his infuriating, hilarious story about undergoing sexual surrogacy therapy at 7:53; and 18:00, when he talks about what really makes his family so special, as well as the uber-sweet, tear-jerking speech his 4-year-old delivered at his 50th birthday party. But to be honest, you’re really better off just watching the whole thing.
Trigger Warning: discussions of rape and sexual violence.