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Identical Strangers by Elyse Schein
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Mar 20, 08

bookshelves: non-fiction, biography-memoir
Read in March, 2008

This is like reading an extended tabloid article in a way; it's voyouristically fun, and as a bonus it also has some interesting information gleaned from twin studies. Adopted twins, separated at birth as part of a nature/nurture twin study, the authors find each other as adults. Along the bumpy way to forming a family, they muse on twins, adoption, psychological studies and those who do them, and their own and other twins' similarities and differences. nature or nurture? As you would expect, both.

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message 1: by Nina (last edited Aug 17, 2008 07:36PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Nina I just ordered this on my Kindle. I love stuff like this, thanks for the recommendation!
Update: pretty good book. I really felt for the two women, especially Elyse. Paula seemed to have
overcome the odds a little better. Interesting concept but like a lot of books like this, sometimes I think the authors are just milking a subject to get a book out of it...that's a bit cynical, but I do believe it.

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