About My Sisters

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HarperCollins, Mar 2, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 299 pages
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Sisters -- the ultimate girlfriends.

They are supporters and critics, keepers of secrets and childhood memories, and constant mirrors of each other's womanhood. In About My Sisters, Debra Ginsberg examines the mysterious, fascinating relationship between sisters as seen through the special bond she shares with her own three sisters, Maya, Lavander, and Déja.

As their nomadic parents traversed the world in search of the perfect place to settle, Debra and her sisters formed deep and unbreakable ties that last to this day. Separated by fifteen years from first to last, Debra and her sisters came of age in different generations, each one learning from and teaching the others as they grew to be women. The shared experience of being part of an unusual, eclectic, but fiercely loving family connected them even more.

About My Sisters examines these bonds through the prism of the events and passages over the course of one year. As the sisters celebrate birthdays, juggle boyfriends and careers, and gather for the holidays, they reveal their history, the depth of their relationship, and the roles of sisters everywhere as daughters, girlfriends, mothers, and aunts.

Now in their twenties, thirties, and forties, the four sisters (as well as their parents and brother) still live within ten miles of one another and share meals, holidays, struggles, and joys on a regular basis. This is a heartfelt, funny, and touching look at a family that's much like the one we all wish we had.

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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

About My Sisters by Debra Ginsberg About My Sisters is a well written, funny, insightful and truthful memoir. It is easily relatable. Anyone with sisters/siblings will be able to relate with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - cherilove - LibraryThing

This memoir may be accurate, but it's too unpleasant for me to spend time with. I read probably the first 20 pages or so, devoted to one sniping dinner with this family. If this had been a novel, the ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Debra Ginsberg is the author of Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress and Raising Blaze: Bringing Up an Extraordinary Son in an Ordinary World. A graduate of Reed College, she is a contributor to NPR's All Things Considered and the San Diego Union-Tribune "Books" section

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