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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TWINS: Their Remarkable Double Lives--and What They Tell Us About Who We Are

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

From National Magazine Awardwinning journalist Wright (Remembering Satan, 1994, etc.), a survey of twin research that is adding fresh fuel to the old argument over nature versus nurture. In this ... Read full review

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User Review  - artnking - LibraryThing

This is more than simply book about identical twins. This is really a book about every one of us. Want to understand where you came from and where you are going? Here's a great place to start learning. 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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