Events

Narratives of Earned Hope: Or the Ways Adversity Can Build Compensatory Strengths

Past Series, The Disciplines Series, The Disciplines Series: Evaluation, Value, and Evidence

Cosponsors
  • Graduate School of Journalism
  • Future of Disability Studies
  • Sevellon-Brown Fund
  • American Studies
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind tells stories that bind his first bestseller, A Hope in the Unseen, to his latest one, Life, Animated, a startling portrait of his son's 20-year battle with autism. The two books, fifteen years apart, are tough-minded, densely-reported works that accord dignity to society's outcasts, showing how they can rise to meet their fullest promise. Mr. Suskind will describe how both books harnessed narrative to drive social change.

Watch the May 13, 2014 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart interview with Ron Suskind on Life, Animated, his new book.

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Participants
  • Ron Suskind journalist and author