Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited

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$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.22 X 8.02 X 0.67 inches | 0.53 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812975659
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About the Author
Elyse Schein is a writer and filmmaker. Her short films "I Steal Happiness" and "Private Dick" have been shown at the Telluride Film Festival and at cinemas in Prague and San Francisco. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she studied film at FAMU, Prague's Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts. She has also worked as an English teacher, photographer, and translator. Schein lives in Brooklyn.

Paula Bernstein is a freelance writer whose work has been published in The New York Times, New York, The Village Voice, and Redbook, among other publications. Formerly a reporter at Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Bernstein has also been a regular contributor to CNN. A graduate of Wellesley College, she has a master's degree in cinema studies from New York University. Bernstein lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.
Reviews
"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