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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The author of Stars of David and a twin herself, journalist Abigail Pogrebin offers a poignant and personal look at what it's really like to live with your mirror image and tells the story of many twins who struggle to balance intimacy and individuality.
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Writer. Mother. Wife. New Yorker. Abigail Pogrebin is many things, but the one that has defined her most profoundly is "identical twin." Pogrebin's relationship with her sister---both as children, when they were inseparable, and today, when she longs for that uncomplicated intimacy---inspired her to examine the phenomenon of twinship, to learn how other identical pairs regard their doubleness and what experts are learning about how DNA impacts our sense of identity and shapes our lives.

In One and the Same, Pogrebin presents a tapestry of twinship, weaving science reporting and personal memoir with the revelatory stories of other twins, such as two sisters who stopped speaking for three years; football stars Tiki and Ronde Barber, who admit their twinship comes before their marriages; a pair of bawdy, self-proclaimed "twin ambassadors" who have created a media empire around their twinness; and brothers whose shared genetic anomaly wrought unspeakable tragedy. In this stirring account, Pogrebin shows how living identical is both a celebration of sameness and a struggle for singularity that defines us all.

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table_of_contents The mecca : twinsburg -- Embryo to end zone : Tiki and Ronde Barber -- Identicals : a love story -- You deplete me : competition -- Risky business : the shoals of birthing twins -- Twins shock 101 -- Making the break : separation -- And then there was one -- Splitting the difference : when identical twins differ -- Cruel DNA : the Lords -- Me and my shadow : exploring doubleness -- But for her : Pearl and Helen.
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title One and the same : my life as an identical twin and what I've learned about everyone's struggle to be singular
title_display One and the same : my life as an identical twin and what I've learned about everyone's struggle to be singular
title_full One and the Same My Life as an Identical Twin and What I've Learned About Everyone's Struggle to Be Singular, One and the same : my life as an identical twin and what I've learned about everyone's struggle to be singular / Abigail Pogrebin, One and the same [electronic resource] : my life as an identical twin and what I've learned about everyone's struggle to be singular / Abigail Pogrebin
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