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"Why Do I Love These People: Understanding, Surviving, and Creating Your Own Family by Po Bronson

Anyone heard of this one? I got a postcard advertising it in the mail today. (I think because I'm on the Border's mailing list.) I'd never heard of it before, but looked it up on Amazon, and it sounds like it might be kind of good. Here's the preview...

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Bronson interviewed 700 people, 19 of whom are chronicled here. His book is "about decoding the mystery of family life." The stories center on men and women who lead satisfying lives with their families despite destructive childhoods, people who overcome their impulses to repeat what was inflicted upon them, and those who heal in their own particular way, not conforming to any fashion. There are some relationships rescued from the brink and some people whose lives improved after a much-needed divorce or break from their parents. Some couples created compromises by which both get their needs met and contribute equally to the family culture. Others take responsibility for the rest of their lives and no longer let themselves be victims of their experiences. The author examines such subjects as divorce, death, illness, money, prejudice, and abuse. The author of What Should I Do with My Life? (2002) posits that to give and receive love during hard times, it helps to have been shown how beforehand. George Cohen
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This sounds interesting.
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