The author of WALKING ON EGGSHELLS turns her wisdom to the sometimes heartbreaking but always meaningful bond between brothers and sisters --- a must-read for anyone blessed with the gift (or burden) of a sibling.
There’s a myth out there that good relations between brothers and sisters do not include conflict, annoyance, disagreement, or mixed feelings. Isay believes this is a destructive myth, one that makes people doubt the strength of the connection with their siblings. Brothers and sisters may love and hate, fight and forgive, but they never forget their early bonds.
Based on scores of interviews with brothers and sisters young and old, MOM STILL LIKES YOU BEST features real-life stories that show how differences caused by family feuds, marriages, distance, or ancient history can be overcome. The result is a vivid portrait of siblings, in love and war.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jane Isay is the author of WALKING ON EGGSHELLS: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents, and has been an editor for over 40 years. She discovered Mary Pipher’s REVIVING OPHELIA and edited such nonfiction classics as PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. She lives in New York City, not too far from her children and grandchildren. Visit her website, www.janeisay.com.
Isay has divided her book into three easy to read parts. One is BEGINNINGS, then LIFE’S COURSE, and finally MAKING CHOICES. Using stories from very young siblings and then what happens in their adult years, provides many relatable stories for all of us, even if you are an only child. I found myself agreeing with so many of them and remembering myself having similar situations with my own older sister. Jane Isay interviewed so many siblings and provides all kinds of dynamics such as between two sisters or three brothers, etc. The book is easy to read and really practical and helpful. At the very least, it gives us all reason to pause and think about our sibling relationships as well as what we see going on with our own children and even grand children.
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