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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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By Rob on 06-25-12
This is the only book I never finished
I have several hundred audio books in a wide range of areas in my Library and I have enjoyed almost every one of them. I am a certified soft touch as a listener and reviewer. So here is the bad news. This is the only book out of the hundreds that I disliked enough not to finish. I should have been the target audience for this book (seven kids in the family). Instead I found the book to be simplistic, mostly wrong and excruciatingly dull.
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By Hank on 11-19-11
No Malcolm Gladwell
It's not horrible, but if you think you're going to get a sort-of Malcolm Gladwell take on siblings, you're going to be disappointed (as I was). Kluger spends too much time on personal anecdotes, and he isn't a good enough writer to mine and deliver the most interesting stuff from the science and studies he discusses. Also, the narrator's voice sounds too much like a haughty game show announcer.
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