Identical Strangers

Identical Strangers
A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited

by Elyse Schein,Paula Bernstein

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2007-10-02
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1588366448
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As seen in the hit documentary Three Identical Strangers • “[A] poignant memoir of twin sisters who were split up as infants, became part of a secret scientific study, then found each other as adults.”—Reader’s Digest (Editors’ Choice) WINNER OF A BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD Elyse Schein had always known she was adopted, but it wasn’t until her mid-thirties while living in Paris that she searched for her biological mother. What she found instead was shocking: She had an identical twin sister. What’s more, after being separated as infants, she and her sister had been, for a time, part of a secret study on separated twins. Paula Bernstein, a married writer and mother living in New York, also knew she was adopted, but had no inclination to find her birth mother. When she answered a call from her adoption agency one spring afternoon, Paula’s life suddenly divided into two starkly different periods: the time before and the time after she learned the truth. As they reunite, taking their tentative first steps from strangers to sisters, Paula and Elyse are left with haunting questions surrounding their origins and their separation. And when they investigate their birth mother’s past, the sisters move closer toward solving the puzzle of their lives. Praise for Identical Strangers “Remarkable . . . powerful . . . [an] extraordinary experience . . . The reader is left to marvel at the reworking of individual identities required by one discovery and then another.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Absorbing.”—Wired “[A] fascinating memoir . . . Weaving studies about twin science into their personal reflections . . . Schein and Bernstein provide an intelligent exploration of how identity intersects with bloodlines. A must-read for anyone interested in what it means to be a family.”—Bust “Identical Strangers has all the heart-stopping drama you’d expect. But it has so much more—the authors’ emotional honesty and clear-eyed insights turn this unique story into a universal one. As you accompany the twins on their search for the truth of their birth, you witness another kind of birth—the germination and flowering of sisterly love.”—Deborah Tannen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Just Don’t Understand “A transfixing memoir.”—Publishers Weekly

Identical Strangers: Poetry Doubles

Identical Strangers: Poetry Doubles
A Book

by Martin Avery

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2010-08-29
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 0557545382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A poetry marathon inspired by meeting someone with my name at a poetry workshop after a novel marathon.

Identical Stranger

Identical Stranger
A Book

by Alice Sharpe

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2019-06-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1488045917
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A woman identical to her is missing. Will she be next? Private investigator Jackson Travers swears he’s located his best friend’s missing wife, but Sophie Sparrow is not Sabrina Cromwell, even if she looks identical to the woman in Jack’s photo. When Sophie is nearly killed, Jack wonders if it’s a case of mistaken identity. Can he uncover the truth before Sophie—and her missing doppelgŠnger—end up dead?

Identical Strangers

Identical Strangers
A Book

by Michael Maguire

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-06-29
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781736818343
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beyond the gates of Earth a new threat grows. Gorgunandro, son of Baeloff the Demon Lord has awoken. Banished during his murderous rampage through the Old Worlds almost 800 years ago, he has returned to destroy the bloodlines of all who dared oppose him. When Scott Parker and Roper Robbins are attacked on opposite ends of Earth by the demon's merciless henchmen, they are thrown headfirst into a strange new world, one where they will be tested in the most brutal ways imaginable. Separated at birth because of the danger they posed to their kingdom, they are reunited once more in the Forest of Shadows. Here, they discover that they are not only brothers but entities of a much higher power. With time running out they must embrace their heritage and confront their innermost fears, all whilst training to face an enemy of unimaginable horror.In a final game of chase, they must outrun monsters, outsmart sorcerers, and outlive their friends. For if they don't, their worlds and ours will surely plummet into darkness.

Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 1
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Deliberately Divided

Deliberately Divided
Inside the Controversial Study of Twins and Triplets Adopted Apart

by Nancy L Segal

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2021-10-15
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1538132869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Deliberately Divided, Nancy Segal revisits a controversial study that tracked the development of separated twins and triplets. None of the adoptive parents were told that they were raising a multiple birth baby. The truth was shocking for these parents and twins, many of whom have shared their unimaginable stories for the first time.

Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers
A Book

by Bobby Shafran

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New Understandings of Twin Relationships

New Understandings of Twin Relationships
From Harmony to Estrangement and Loneliness

by Barbara Klein,Stephen A. Hart,Jacqueline M. Martinez

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-12-24
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1000287548
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New Understandings of Twin Relationships takes an experience-based approach to exploring how twin attachment and estrangement are critical to understanding the push and pull of closely entwined personal relationships. Based on the research expertise of each of the authors (all identical twins in their own right), and vignettes from twins across the globe, this book describes the inner workings of the twin-world, showing how the twin-world creates experiences that are often more intense and intricately textured than those in the singleton-world. Chapters debunk myths surrounding twinship and analyze the developmental stages of the twin relationship as well as the effect of being a twin on one’s mental health from different perspectives. The authors articulate how attachment, separation anxiety, loneliness, estrangement, and the subjective experience of the twin and non-twin "other" impact behavior, thinking, and feeling. Through its careful study of the many psychological challenges that twins face throughout their lifetime, this text will help psychologists, scholars, clinicians, and twins themselves attain a deeper understanding of all interpersonal relationships.

Identical Strangers

Identical Strangers
A Book

by Cleve Bush

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-09-30
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781734950748
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Identical Strangers" is a novel written about two sisters who were displaced at birth due to a military mother meeting her premature demise. Fatimah and Khadijah Dupree both shared the maternal legacy that normal children would have lived to be proud of; however the misfortune of losing their mother and the only family they had, instead turned them into hardened hearts Assassins.Separated by the Department of Child Welfare Services to men sworn to uphold and protect our Country, who instead demonized and programmed them to carry out atrocious acts against any members of the armed services who could expose their secrets, the twins were losing all hope of being reunited with time. Miscalculating the pull of human polarity, all those involved would witness two halves of one whole (sisters pulled apart by evil intents) brought back together by destiny, luck, and higher power malicious sense of humor. The ultimate question is will the bond be stronger and the anger run deeper?

Identical Strangers

Identical Strangers
A Book

by Violet Hawthorne

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9780345267092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stranger in the Mirror

Stranger in the Mirror
The Scientific Search for the Self

by Robert Levine

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-02-07
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1472142640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Who are we? Where is the boundary between us and everything else? Are we all multiple personalities? And how can we control who we become? From distinguished psychologist Robert Levine comes this provocative and entertaining scientific exploration of the most personal and important of all landscapes: the physical and psychological entity we call our self. Using a combination of case studies and cutting-edge research in psychology, biology, neuroscience, virtual reality and many other fields, Levine challenges cherished beliefs about the unity and stability of the self - but also suggests that we are more capable of change than we know. Transformation, Levine shows, is the human condition at virtually every level. Physically, our cells are unrecognizable from one moment to the next. Cognitively, our self-perceptions are equally changeable: A single glitch can make us lose track of a body part or our entire body, or to confuse our very self with that of another person. Psychologically, we switch back and forth like quicksilver between incongruent, sometimes adversarial sub-selves. Socially, we appear to be little more than an ever-changing troupe of actors. And, culturally, the boundaries of the self vary wildly around the world - from the confines of one's body to an entire village. The self, in short, is a fiction: vague, arbitrary, and utterly intangible. But it is also interminably fluid. And this unleashes a world of potential. Engaging, informative, and ultimately liberating, Stranger in the Mirror will change forever how you think about your self - and what you might become.

Broke Is Beautiful

Broke Is Beautiful
Living and Loving the Cash-Strapped Life

by Laura Lee

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2010-10
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1458758826
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The economic downturn has forced nearly everyone into a life of limited means, but author Laura Lee was broke before it was cool. She won't tell anyone to clip coupons or forego their morning latte-in fact, she won't give any guidance on how to be saved from a dark financial destiny. Instead she provides readers with a psychological how-to full of fun tidbits. Broke is Beautiful is an insightful compendium of history, inspiration, facts, and humor that all celebrate the lack of money as a gateway to more serenity, self-awareness, and yes, even security. In the tradition of Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life and Eric Wilson's Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, here is an unconventional take on a subject that is relevant to us all. It is quirky comfort for the (literally) poor soul: offering historical and geographic perspective, ponderings on consumerism and credit scores, and even recipes for ramen noodles.

Satire, Comedy and Mental Health

Satire, Comedy and Mental Health
Coping with the Limits of Critique

by Dieter Declercq

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2021-01-13
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1839096667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Satire, Comedy, and Mental Health examines how satire helps to sustain good mental health in a troubled socio-political world. Through an interdisciplinary dialogue and a close analysis of satire in various media, the book argues that satire helps us cope in a sick world through its ambiguous combination of critique and entertainment.

Unique

Unique
The New Science of Human Individuality

by David Linden

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-09-29
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1541698878
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Inspired by the abundance of unique personalities available on dating websites, a renowned neuroscientist examines the science of what makes you, you. David J. Linden has devoted his career to understanding the biology common to all humans. But a few years ago he found himself on OkCupid. Looking through that vast catalog of human diversity, he got to wondering: What makes us all so different? Unique is the riveting answer. Exploring everything from the roots of sexuality, gender, and intelligence to whether we like bitter beer, Linden shows how our individuality results not from a competition of nature versus nurture, but rather from a mélange of genes continually responding to our experiences in the world, beginning in the womb. And he shows why individuality matters, as it is our differences that enable us to live together in groups. Told with Linden's unusual combination of authority and openness, seriousness of purpose and wit, Unique is the story of how the factors that make us all human can change and interact to make each of us a singular person.

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior
A Book

by Mary Uhl-Bien,Ronald F. Piccolo,John R. Schermerhorn, Jr.

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2020-03-17
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1119503779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Organizational Behavior is a multidimensional product to allow for student development in knowledge, analysis, synthesis and personal development with pedagogical features designed to bring Organizational Behavior to life. This product reframes the content of organizational behavior to reflect the inherent interdependence of factors that explain human behavior. Traditional OB topics are introduced as part of an integrated framework for answering practically-relevant questions about why people behave as they do and how to effectively self manage and influence others.

Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan
Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

by Gitte Marianne Hansen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-12-22
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1317444396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women, who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture. This book examines the relationship between normative femininity and women’s self-directed violence in contemporary Japanese culture. To theoretically define the complexities that constitute normativity, the book develops the concept of ‘contradictive femininity’ and shows how in Japanese culture, women’s paradoxical roles are thematised through three character construction techniques, broadly derived from the doppelgänger motif. It then demonstrates how eating disorders and self-harm are included in normative femininity and suggests that such self-directed violence can be interpreted as coping strategies to overcome feelings of fragmentation related to contradictive femininity. Looking at novels, artwork, manga, anime, TV dramas and news stories, the book analyses both globally well known Japanese culture such as Murakami Haruki’s literary works and Miyazaki Hayao’s animation, as well as culture unavailable to non-Japanese readers. The aim of juxtaposing such diverse narrative and visual culture is to map common storylines and thematisation techniques about normative femininity, self-harm and eating disorders. Furthermore, it shows how women’s private struggles with their own bodies have become public discourse available for consumption as entertainment and lifestyle products. Highly interdisciplinary, it will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Japanese studies, Japanese culture and society and gender and women's studies, as well as to academics and consumers of Japanese literature, manga and animation.

Cinema, MD

Cinema, MD
A History of Medicine on Screen

by Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 0190685794
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cinema, MD follows the intersection of medicine and film and how filmmakers wrote a history of medicine over time, analyzing not only changing practices, changing morals, and changing expectations but also medical stereotypes, medical activism, and violations of patients' integrity and autonomy. Examining over 400 films with medical themes over a century of cinema, this book establishes the cultural, medical, and historical importance of the artform.

Identical Strangers

Identical Strangers
A Julian Crowder Saga

by J. Kraziestorie

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2018-04-28
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781985616943
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Separated at childbirth, Ethan and Evan Fletcher are raised in two different and diverse worlds. Ethan experiences the extravagant and abundantly affluent lifestyle complete with champagne and caviar dreams while Evan had to bout for his existence on the wretched inner-city streets. All was good until Ethan began experiencing profound nightmares about his brother in deadly situations involving deception, deceit, and murder. The two did not know the other existed so Ethan always believed he was the one doing all of the deceitful things in the dreams. Ethan's assistant Terri hires the service of Private Investigator Julian Crowder to find out his past with the hopes of finding a connection to his dreams, which eventually leads to Evan. When they do meet, Evan rejects Ethan because of his struggle on the streets, which causes more deceit and more murder. Walk with Julian Crowder as she races with time to contravene between one merciless and cold-blooded sibling while the other sibling just wants answers. Will only one survive or will they both fall?

American English File 3E Level 2 Student Book

American English File 3E Level 2 Student Book
A Book

by Christina Latham-Koenig,Clive Oxenden,Jerry Lambert

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2007-08-28
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0194836398
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American English File Second Edition retains the popular methodology developed by world-renowned authors Christina Latham-Koenig and Clive Oxenden: language + motivation = opportunity. With grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation practice in every lesson, students are equipped with a solid foundation for successful speaking. Plus - an array of digital resources provides even more choice and flexibility. Students can learn in the classroom or on the move with Online Practice. language assessment. The first goal is to explore the difference between fairness and justice in language assessment. The authors distinguish internal and external dimensions of the equitable and just treatment of individuals taking language tests which are used as gatekeeping devices to determine access to education and employment, immigrant status, citizenship, and other rights. The second goal is to show how the extent of test fairness can be demonstrated and improved using the tools of psychometrics, in particular the models collectively known as Rasch measurement. “This book will have an enormous impact on the field of language assessment. Using Rasch analysis models to explore and identify sources of unfairness, the authors make a compelling case for fairness in the design and implementation of language assessment instruments and for justice in the interpretation and use of test results. A real strength of the book is that it guides readers through analytical techniques in an accessible way.” Dan Douglas, Professor Emeritus, Applied Linguistics Program, Iowa State University.

Booktalking Nonfiction

Booktalking Nonfiction
200 Surefire Winners for Middle and High School Readers

by Jennifer Bromann-Bender

  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2013-12-20
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0810888092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Booktalking Nonfiction: 200 Surefire Winners for Middle and High School Readers will provide an introduction to selecting and writing booktalks for nonfiction books with a focus on unique informational texts and biographies and autobiographies. The Common Core Standards Initiative, which most states have adopted, requires that 70% of the materials students read be from the category of informational texts it is especially important to focus on nonfiction when sharing books with students. Bromann-Bender provides everything you need to do just that.