Winner has been chosen.
I was contacted from Abigail Pogrebin to see if I would like a copy of her book, One and the Same and offer a giveaway on my blog for my readers. I jumped at the chance. Abby is a Yale graduate, author, television producer and most importantly an identical twin. Abby’s identical twin is Robin Pogrebin, is a culture reporter for the New York Times.
I received my copy of the book a few days later and immediately began reading. Her book covers all the spectrum’s of twins relationships through interviews of other Identical twins and interview’s between herself and her sister Robin.
As a parent of Identical twins this insight into being an identical twin was enlightening and also a bit scary. Each interview she did brought and entirely new perspective on twinship. She talks with couples whom never married live together and rely on their twins, to twins whom haven’t spoke in years.
I gather some helpful tips on how I want my boys to be raised and a particular tip on letting them have their own experiences. Abby share how her and Robin were never separated and always did things together so much so that when she was 20 years old and went for the first alone trip with her parents and not Robin, she felt uncomfortable to be alone with her own parents. This really stood out to me. Uncomfortable with her own parents. So DT and I will encourage separateness and togetherness in equal balance with our boys and try to give them their own experiences in life.
She even interviews famous Identical Twins Ronde and Tiki Barber who are both professional football players whom are so close to this day they admit their twin ship comes before their own wives. Which I found quite unique that their bond is so strong.
Abigail also includes the newest research and interviews with top specialist in twin research and genetics, ranging from fertility specialist to disease study and why one twin will get a disease like cancer and the other not.
This book was jammed packed full of every twin topic you can think of and so interesting to read I simply didn’t want to put it down.
One of my favorite parts of the book was the relationship details between Abigail and Robin. They divulge their childhoods closeness and unity and then their more separate lives as adults with families.
I cannot say enough good things about this book. Even if you don’t have multiples you should read this book, that’s how great and informative it is, and one lucky reader you have a chance to win a copy of One and the Same.
Thank you again Abby for this amazing book!
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Contest runs from blog posting time (ie- now!) on February 22, 2010 thru noon February 27, 2010.
Winner will be chosen at random by Saturday February 27th and notified by email (so please be sure to leave a valid email address). Winner has 3 days to respond to email after which a new winner will be selected.
Full Disclosure Statement: I did receive a free book to review. Though I am not being paid to share this book with my readers. Instead, I am sharing it because I like the book.
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