Mom Still Likes You Best: Overcoming the Past and Reconnecting with Your Siblings

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 178 pages
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A must-read for anyone blessed with or burdened by a sibling, Mom Still Likes You Best explores the sometimes heartbreaking but always meaningful ties between brothers and sisters.

There's a myth that good sibling relations do not include conflict, annoyance, resentment, or mixed feelings. Jane Isay argues that this is a destructive belief, one that makes people doubt the strength of their connection to those they grew up with. Siblings may love and hate, fight and forgive, but they never forget their early bonds. Based on scores of interviews with people of all ages, Mom Still Likes You Best features real-life stories that show how differences caused by family feuds, marriages, distance, or ancient history can be overcome in adulthood. The result is a clear-eyed but compassionate portrait of brothers and sisters in love and war--and a celebration of the possibilities that even the most complicated sibling relationships can offer.

 

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Contents

UST SO STORIES
3
THE CIRCUS TENT
22
WHY CANT YOU _IUST GET ALONG?
38
LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES
53
GRAVITY SHIFTS 73
72
THICK AND THIN
107
TRADING PLACES
129
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
145
BUILDING TOGETHER
161
ACKNOXLEDGMENTS
177
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About the author (2011)

JANE ISAY has been an editor for over forty years. She discovered Mary Pipher s Reviving Ophelia and edited such nonfiction classics as Praying for Sheetrock and Friday Night Lights. She lives in New York City, not too far from her children and grandchildren.

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