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Twins And What They Tell Us about Who We Are

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ISBN-10: 0471296449

ISBN-13: 9780471296447

Edition: 1st 1997

Authors: Lawrence Wright

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 2/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize winning author, graduated from Tulane University and spent two years teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. Wright is the author of the Books Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief (2013), Pulitzer Prize winning The Looming Tower : Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (2006), Noriega: God's Favorite (2000), Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are (1999), Remembering Satan (1994), Saints & Sinners (1993), In the New World: Growing Up in America, 1964-1984 (1987), and City Children, Country Summer: A…    

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The Emotional Life
The Environment We Make
Beyond Nature versus Nurture
Bibliography
Index