Bernice’s Book

Book Review: From Australia

Bernice Sorensen has conducted research into the only-child experience in adulthood. Her research was conducted through interviews with adult only children at various life stages, and also emails to her only-child website. As an only-child I found the book enlightening. A significant aspect of being an only-child, is that your childhood is experienced in isolation. As an adult there are no siblings who have witnessed what you have experienced; and only a minority of people you contact would understand this experience, as only a small proportion of the population are only children For this reason I found the book refreshing, as only-child adults from around the world have had the opportunity to contribute to the research via Sorensen’s website and as a result of reading other ‘onlies’ experiences, I found I am not unusual, but quite normal for an only child. Sorensen is also an only-child, and relates her experience [...]

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This Book captured my experience totally

Amazon Book Review UK 12 April 2008 This review is from: Only-Child Experience and Adulthood (Hardcover) As an Only Child myself I was interested to see what Dr. Sorensen had come up with in her research. Although her initial research was with Female Adult Onlies it crossed the gender barrier. I identified with most of the material in the book and was very moved by many of the stories. After reading the book I went into her website and felt at last someone is speaking about what it is like to grow up an only child. This is destined to become a seminal book on the subject of adult only children. Paul S-M Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser

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