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Someone Else's Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth Hardcover – 1 Aug 2011

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...a novel twist on the traditional nature vs. nurture debate... Authoritative and accessible, this is recommended... ---Library Journal, July 1, 2011

About the Author

Nancy Segal is a professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University, and the director of the Twin Studies Centre.

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2.0 out of 5 stars From a Reader not Astroturf 6 Sept. 2011
By N. Podolsky - Published on Amazon.com
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As an adopted child, I'm extremely interested in the topic, yet Ms. Segal's dry style and repetitiveness of the information in the book bored me. In the hands of a more creative writer, the stories would've been more suspenseful and enjoyable to read. Ms. Segal spent too much time on the setup, on how she'd gotten to Canary Islands, on how wonderful her translator was, e.t.c. The speech of the family members involved in the switch sounded as if they had a Ph.D. instead of being cooks and dishwashers; it lacked authenticity.

If you're not an academic, skip this book. If you are, I can't give you advice.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 Dec. 2014
By Marlene C. Baisa - Published on Amazon.com
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I learned a lot.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Save yourself the frustration of very poor writing and unneeded details. 23 Nov. 2013
By Nancy R. Griffith - Published on Amazon.com
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I chose one star because zero stars was not an option. While the subject has internet this was so poorly written that one wonders why it was published and if there were any editors involved.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Segal does it again 30 Aug. 2011
By Abigail Pogrebin - Published on Amazon.com
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Top twins researcher, Nancy Segal, has, once again, managed to find the incredible drama and suspense in true twins stories. As an identical twin myself, and a journalist who recently explored the intensity and complexity of being born double, I found "Someone Else's Twin" riveting from start to finish. Segal simply has no peer when it comes to a command of multiple human beings in the world. I can't recommend it more highly.
- Abigail Pogrebin, author of "One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I've Learned about Everyone's Struggle to be Singular."
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1.0 out of 5 stars Someone Else's Twin : Switched at Birth 3 Jan. 2012
By Maryd - Published on Amazon.com
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I am so disappointed in this book. I thought it was a story from the real life experiences of this tragic event. This is a very poorly written document that does not bridge the gap between a research paper and a non-fiction story. Not only would I not recommend reading it. I will be telling people what a waste of time and money it is to purchase.
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