The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are

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Revell, Oct 1, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 343 pages
29 Reviews
Dr. Kevin Leman's ever-popular book on birth order is getting a new look and updated writing. With insight and wit, Dr. Leman offers readers a fascinating and often funny look at how birth order affects personality, marriage and relationships, parenting style, career, and children. Birth order powerfully influences the way people interact with others, whether they're at home or on the job.

This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn more about how they react to their world. Dr. Leman even shows readers how to overcome ingrained tendencies they never thought they'd be rid of, all by focusing on their birth order.
  

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Review: Birth Order Book, The: Why You Are the Way You Are

User Review  - Marisa - Goodreads

Listened on CD. I felt a lot of what he said made sense but a lot of it was BS. It seemed he was trying (and failing) to be humorous in much of the book. Making a joke that he didn't want to fly with ... Read full review

Review: Birth Order Book, The: Why You Are the Way You Are

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This book gave me what I was looking for - understanding general personality traits coming out of family dynamics to aid in my child observations - however it started feeling a bit preachy toward the ... Read full review

Contents

Guess the Birth Order
11
Birth Order
17
But Doc I Dont Fit the Mold
36
Whats Parenting Got to Do with It?
57
First Come First Served
78
How Good Is Good Enough?
100
Perfector Excellent?
117
The Lonely Only Super Firstborn
131
The Winning Edge in Business
189
Birth Order Marriages Arent Made in Heaven
207
Flaunt Your Imperfections
249
Two May Be Company or a Crowd
268
Taking Off the Squeeze
285
Helping the Family Cub Grow Up
299
Epilogue
317
Notes
333

Born Last but Seldom Least
166

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About the author (2009)

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest on The View, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.