Friday, August 24, 2007

I'd be even angrier

if I found out I had a twin.

Whom I had been separated from.

As part of freaking study!!!!

Direct link:

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. When Elyse contacted her adoption agency, she was not prepared for the shocking, life-changing news she received: She had an identical twin sister. Elyse was then hit with another bombshell: she and her sister had been separated as infants, and for a time, had been 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 the 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 and take their tentative first steps from strangers to sisters, Paula and Elyse are also left with haunting questions surrounding their origins and their separation. They learn that the study was conducted by a pair of influential psychiatrists associated with a prestigious adoption agency. As they investigate their birth mother's past, Paula and Elyse move closer toward solving the puzzle of their lives.

In alternating voices, Paula and Elyse write with emotional honesty about the immediate intimacy they share as twins and the wide chasm that divides them as two complete strangers. Interweaving eyeopening studies and statistics on twin science into their narrative, they offer an intelligent and heartfelt glimpse into human nature.

Identical Strangers is the amazing story of two women coming to terms with the strange and unbelievable hand fate has dealt them, an account that broadens the definition of family and provides insight into our own DNA and the singularly exceptional imprint it leaves on our lives.

The book's website is at Identical Strangers, and you can hit them up on Myspace too.

7 complaints from ingrates:

suz August 24, 2007 at 10:12 AM  

sickening, huh? i actually met a late discovery adoptee (in her 30s) in NY who when she learned she was adopted also learned she had a twin.
this is one sick messed up world we live in. what we do to our mothers and children.

Anonymous,  August 24, 2007 at 10:59 AM  

Holy crap.

That is just awful.

Anonymous,  August 24, 2007 at 12:11 PM  

Holy crap is right. Wow. I sure wouldn't want the next life of the people responsible for doing this! On the fence about the whole many lives concept but still...if there are....wouldn't want to be them.

joyceregina August 24, 2007 at 12:21 PM  

I am terrified with fear for the next generation.
Programming children into robotic form. What next? A damn computer chip? Sickening.

Anonymous,  August 25, 2007 at 1:42 PM  

How cruel to separate twins. And, for a lousy study no less.

Andie D. August 25, 2007 at 2:22 PM  

I secretly hoped I WAS a twin. But I'd be FURIOUS had I been one that was separated.

Lizard August 25, 2007 at 11:26 PM  

What an arrogantly VILE thing to do to human beings.

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