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Hidden Twins : What Adult Opposite Sex Twins Have to Teach Us
Lousada, Olivia
Routledge / Karnac Books / Softcover / 2009-10-01 / 1855757419
Couple & Family Studies / Infant, Child & Adolescent
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198 pages
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'This pioneering book offers wonderful insight into the experience of opposite sex twins in adulthood. It is a very welcome addition to the literature and warmly recommended to all who know or work with twins, their families, colleagues and friends.' - Alida Gersie PhD, writer, instigator of story-based therapy and trainer. 'Beautifully written, this is a wonderfully readable, informative, thought-provoking and sensitive book a welcome addition to the literature.' - Barry Mason PhD, Former Director, Institute of Family Therapy, London

‘This is a fascinating book. Well researched, well written, and well worth reading, whoever you are. It is thoughtful, and touched with real experiences that make it a very good read. Olivia Lousada is interested and passionate. All of my life I have been exploring issues of identity: race, class, gender, and even hair have been my subjects, but I have never thought about my twin self until I read this book. I did not think there was so much to be said about opposite sex twins. It has made me look at myself in a different way, and it made me look at my twin sister in another way. It is a shame she will not read it; she does not do anything that I do, and now I understand why. I now have a lot more to say about myself. I could feel a great mixture of love and intelligence leaping from the pages as I read this ground-breaking book. This is beyond academic; this is personal. This book has everything: science, art, poetry, and adventure. It really has something to teach us, but it does it very creatively.’
- Benjamin Zephaniah, performance poet and writer

‘Hidden Twins offer an insightful look into the lives of three opposite-sex twin pairs. Candid, informative and rich in psychological detail, this book will excite twins, families and psychologists alike.’
- Nancy L. Segal, PhD, Professor of Psychology, California State University; author of Entwined Lives and Indivisible by Two

‘This is an intrepid book, which takes some getting used to initially. Then, imperceptibly, the various strands fall into place and the complexity of the boy–girl twins unfolds before us. For the clinician, the residue of the patient’s Oedipal drama presents us all with complexity, but how much more intriguing it is when in the company of an opposite sex twin simultaneously undertaking the same journey – now as a collaborator, now as a fellow conspirator, and
then as a deadly rival. Olivia’s book is a welcome guide to this complex phenomenon.’
Julian Lousada, Psychoanalyst (BAP) and Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council

‘Psychodrama creates a ‘humming” duet with the enquiry into opposite sex twins in this ground breaking research. The unique boy/girl psychological disclosures by opposite sex twins have rarely been revealed in literature. A must read.’
- Marcia Karp, Honorary President emeritus of the British Psychodrama Association

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