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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (525 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Kluger Narrator: Pete Larkin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nobody affects us as deeply as our brothers and sisters - not parents, not children, not friends. From the time we - and they - are born, our siblings are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role models and cautionary tales. They teach us how to resolve conflicts and how not to, how to conduct friendships and when to walk away. Our siblings are the only people we know who truly qualify as partners for life.

In this groundbreaking book, renowned science writer Jeffrey Kluger explores the complex world of siblings in a way that's equal parts science, psychology, sociology, and memoir. Based heavily on new and emerging research, The Sibling Effect examines birth order, ongoing twin studies, genetic encoding of behavioral traits, how emotional disorders can affect - and be affected by - sibling relationships, and much more.

With his signature insight and humor, Kluger takes big ideas about siblings and turns them into smart, accessible writing that will help anyone understand the importance of siblings in our lives.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Evaly | 2/20/2014

    " This book was slightly entertaining at first- I enjoyed the memoir portions. However, I gave up on it half-way through because I felt like I wasn't getting anything out of it. He presents research that contradicts each other and the only conclusion to draw is that no matter what you do, your kids are going to be messed up. I don't believe this, since I know many functional families. I was hoping for some helpful information, not just a lot of speculation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kirstie | 1/17/2014

    " This book had some interesting ideas and many things that I already knew about siblings. It included information on birth order, sibling rivalry, and many other things that have been studied by doctors and psychologists. The problem was that there was too much information and so much speculation thrown in with some personal stories about the author and his own siblings that it was very convoluted and didn't really keep me interested. I did enjoy the author's personal examples however. Maybe he should have included more of those. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee Ann | 1/15/2014

    " I was disappointed. It felt disjointed. The author's use of his family to illustrate points was a nice idea, but was forced at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ashley | 1/11/2014

    " I read this thinking it would give me insight about my own siblings, but I really liked applying some of the ideas to my own kids. It's good to know that each of my children, because of their gender or birth order, is a likely candidate to be my favorite child. So, I'm off the hook with that one:) "

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