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Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
In his #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club selection Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, Robert Kolker uncovers one family’s unforgettable legacy of suffering, love, and hope.

Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don’s work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins–aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony–and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after another, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family?

Mr. Kolker will be in conversation with FAN favorite Andrew Solomon, Ph.D., a writer and lecturer on politics, culture, and psychology; a professor of clinical medical psychology at Columbia University Medical Center; and the former president of PEN America. Prof. Solomon is the author of several books, among them Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity and The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a paperback copy of Hidden Valley Road from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Mr. Kolker and Prof. Solomon that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/robert-kolker-conversation-andrew-solomon-hidden-valley-road-inside-mind-american-family-fan

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Mar 10, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Robert Kolker
Journalist and Best-Selling Author @http://robertkolker.com/
Robert Kolker is the New York Times bestselling author of Lost Girls, named one of the New York Times‘s 100 Notable Books and one of Publishers Weekly‘s Top Ten Books of 2013. Most recently, he is the author of Hidden Valley Road, a #1 New York Times Bestseller and an Oprah’s Book Club Pick. As a journalist, his work has appeared in New York magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, O Magazine, and Men’s Journal. He is a National Magazine Award finalist and a recipient of the 2011 Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
Andrew Solomon, Ph.D.
Best-selling author; professor of clinical psychology, Columbia University Medical Center; former president of PEN America. @http://andrewsolomon.com
Andrew Solomon, Ph.D. is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture, and psychology; a professor of clinical medical psychology at Columbia University Medical Center; and the former president of PEN America. Most recently, he made an award-winning film of Far from the Tree, and an audio series called New Family Values. His best-selling book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction as well as more than twenty-five other national and international awards. Prof. Solomon is also the author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, recently revised and reissued, which won the National Book Award and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Prof. Solomon is an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, education, and the arts. He is a member of several boards, including the National LGBTQ Task Force, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and PEN America.
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Baker Demonstration School, Compass Health Center, Evanston Township High School D202, Fusion Academy, Glencoe D35, Haven Youth and Family Services, Loyola Academy, Magnetar Capital, New Trier High School D203, North Shore Country Day School, Regina Dominican High School, Roycemore School, the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Stevenson High School D125, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, VillageMD, Wintrust Bank, and Woodlands Academy.