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

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F.H. Revell, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 362 pages
Do you realize that of the first twenty-three astronauts in space, twenty-one were first borns and the other two were onlies? Did you know that first borns are natural leaders? They are our CEOs and presidents. Are you aware that entrepreneurs such as Donald Trump, Steve Forbes, and Bill Gates are more likely to come from the middle or later born positions in their families? Ever wonder how it is that your show-off kid sister became a top salesperson? It's also no coincidence that comedians Billy Crystal, Martin Short, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, and Whoopi Goldberg are all the youngest of their sex in their families. Birth order powerfully influences who you are, who you marry, the job you choose, and the kind of parent you are. With insight and wit, Dr. Leman's classic book will help you understand yourself, get along better with others, overcome ingrained tendencies you never thought you could get rid of, and be more successful in the workplace.

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Founder of, an Internet dating service based on birth order, Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and radio and TV personality. He is the best-selling author of Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, Sex Begins in the Kitchen, and My Firstborn, There's No One Like You. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest for American Morning, The View, Oprah, Today, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. Dr. Leman is president of Couples of Promise. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children.

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