Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are

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Wiley, Dec 29, 1997 - Psychology - 208 pages
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"Twins threaten us because they undermine our notion of identity. We think we are who we are because of the life we have lived. We think we form the character and values of our children by the way we raise them.… But when we read about twins who have been separated at birth and reunited in middle age only to discover that in many respects they have become the same person, it suggests that life is a charade, that the experiences that we presume have shaped us are little more than ornaments or curiosities we have picked up along the way." —from the text Praise for Lawrence Wright’s Remembering Satan "Thoughtful and gripping." —Michiko Kakutani The New York Times "Stunning." —Walter Reich The New York Times Book Review "Catapults Wright to the front rank of American journalists." —Newsweek

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Review: Twins: And What They Tell Us about Who We Are (Science Masters Series)

User Review  - Lee - Goodreads

Although it is well written I didn't like all of it. It is interesting in many ways and since I have twins I found some of it informative but over all I did not enjoy it as I thought I might. Read full review

Review: Twins: And What They Tell Us about Who We Are (Science Masters Series)

User Review  - James - Goodreads

Interesting book, lots of info about how genes and enviornment make us what we are. Also interesting is how biased many "scientists" are. They decide, probably based on their personal political views ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

LAWRENCE WRIGHT is a staff writer for the New Yorker. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, and Texas Monthly. He is the author of three previous books, including In the New World: Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties; Saints and Sinners; and the critically acclaimed Remembering Satan. Mr. Wright received the National Magazine Award for reporting in 1993.

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