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📒Identical Strangers ✍ Elyse Schein
✏Identical Strangers Book Summary : 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 ✍ Martin Avery
✏Identical Strangers Poetry Doubles Book Summary : A poetry marathon inspired by meeting someone with my name at a poetry workshop after a novel marathon.
📒Identical Stranger ✍ Alice Sharpe
✏Identical Stranger Book Summary : 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?
📒Stranger In The Mirror ✍ Robert Levine
✏Stranger in the Mirror Book Summary : 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.
📒Uniqueness ✍ C.R. Snyder
✏Uniqueness Book Summary : My Red Shirt and Me The red shirt incident begins with a rather ordinary red shirt. Not a brightly colored red shirt, not a dramatic cherry or firehouse red, more like a faded burgundy. But, for several days, my very iden tity was bound up in its redness. It was me, and I wore it with the pride a matador takes in his splendid cape, a hero in his medals of bravery, or a nun in her religious habit. I'll never forget the bound less joy I felt wearing that simple, pullover, short-sleeved red shirt in the hospital--or the rush of relief that I experienced when, at last, I decided to surrender it. However, we are getting ahead of our story, which starts a short time earlier with a most unfortunate accident. A light flurry of wet snow had begun to fall as the university limousine turned the corner on its way from the Bronx campus of New York University to the downtown campus. Although eight of us were packed into the car and had resigned ourselves to the usual boring faculty meeting awaiting us, somehow a spontaneous air of joviality was created.
📒What Are The Issues With Genetic Technology ✍ Eve Hartman
✏What Are the Issues with Genetic Technology Book Summary : With its high-interest, magazine-like design and approach, this series teaches science in a way that appeals to teenagers. Digestible chunks of information, along with clear introductions and summaries of content in each chapter, encourage reluctant readers to approach, read, and learn important science content.
📒Starting From Scratch ✍ Rita Mae Brown
✏Starting from Scratch Book Summary : From the best-selling author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo, here is a writers' manual as provocative, frank, and funny as her fiction. Unlike most writers' guides, this one had as much to do with how writers live as with mastering the tools of their trade. Rita Mae Brown begins with a very personal account of her own career, from her days as a young poet who had written a novel no publisher wanted to take a chance on, right up to her recent adventures as a Hollywood screenwriter. In a sassy style that makes her outspoken advice as entertaining as it is useful, she provides straight talk about paying the rent while maintaining the energy to write; and dealing with agents, publishers, critics, and the publicity circus; about pursuingj ournalisim, academia, or screen-writing; and about rejecting the Hemingway myth of the hard-living, hard-drinking genius. In addition Brown, a former teacher or writing, offers a serious examination of the writer's tool--language, plotting, characters, symbolism--plus exercises to sharpen the ear for dialogue, and a fascinating, annoted reading list of important works from the seventh century to the late twentieth. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒You Are Special ✍ Fred Rogers
✏You Are Special Book Summary : The beloved host of PBS’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, subject of the acclaimed documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and the forthcoming biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks, offers warm words of advice and encouragement, along with reflections on his own childhood For more than fifty years, Fred Rogers and his enchanting neighborhood have educated, comforted, and influenced millions of people, both young and young at heart. Organized by themes—relationships, childhood, communication, parenthood, and more—this touching collection gathers his signature sayings and wise thoughts, all of which he enriches with his own memories of being a child and growing up. His ability to understand all kinds of people will inspire viewers past and present, and his straightforward, compassionate guidance will help show you how to get the most from life.
📒Doodlebug ✍ Larry Fangman
✏Doodlebug Book Summary : These award winning plays were written by Wahoo High School students for the Lincoln (Nebraska) Community Playhouse's, Enersen Playwriting Contest. One of the sixteen plays, Kate Decoste's, "Until My Last Breath," is about a girl coping with AIDS after one sexual encounter over summer vacation. Another selection, Amanda Hall and Melissa Swanson's, "A Gorilla's Way of Wagging Its Tail," is about five friends visiting a Gypsy. As she predicts the future and reveals secrets buried in the past, the kids learn that everyone's future starts with today's decisions. In Ian Richmond's, "The Kids Are All Right," a group of friends write poems and share them with their friends in order to deal with their feelings, express their ideas, and survive family problems. As they try to figure out God and their place in the world, their friendship and poetry allows them to believe that, at least for another day, they will be all right! This book brings together in one place, for the first time, the three Wahoo High School plays that captured first prize in the Enersen Playwriting Contest: "Until My Last Breath," by Kate DeCoste, "The Locket," by Peggy Sharp, and "An Identical Stranger," by Megan Rezac. As you read this book, you will discover the joy of young writers finding their "voice" for the first time.
📒Replaced ✍ Tonya L. Fister
✏Replaced Book Summary : Samuel Khoder is the CEO and owner of a local paper distribution company living in Riverbrook, California in the year 2057. His life is uprooted when when he is shot and left for dead by someone previously unknown to him. He wakes up in the house of his best friends to find that his life has been taken over by an impostor. With the help of his friend Horace, a doctor, and Horace's wife Debbie, a makeup artist, Sam endeavors to take his life back without raising suspicions.