The (College) Kids Are Not OK (And What to Do About It): A Conversation with William Deresiewicz on The End of Solitude
On January 24, 2023, the James Madison Program hosted a Zoom conversation with William Deresiewicz titled, "The (College) Kids Are Not OK (And What to Do About It)." Deresiewicz discussed his book, The End of Solitude, with the Madison Program's Allen C. Guelzo and Shilo Brooks. This event was part of the James Madison Program Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression.
William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic, a frequent speaker at colleges, high schools, and other venues, and the best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. He has published over 300 essays and reviews. He has won the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle’s Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, and a Sydney Award; he is also a three-time National Magazine Award nominee. His work, which has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and many other publications, has been translated into 18 languages and anthologized in 39 college and scholastic readers.