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The Birth Order Book of Love: How the #1 Personality Predictor Can Help You Find "the One"

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Studies show the most reliable scientific predictor of personality is birth order-your place among your siblings. The Birth Order Book of Love is the first guide to consider this factor when finding the perfect mate. Why do firstborns often find romance with lastborns? Who’s the worst match for an only child? Cane examines the 12 personality/birth order types (older brother of brothers, younger sister of sisters, etc.), revealing why certain birth orders are more compatible and which ones can present ...

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Overview

Studies show the most reliable scientific predictor of personality is birth order-your place among your siblings. The Birth Order Book of Love is the first guide to consider this factor when finding the perfect mate. Why do firstborns often find romance with lastborns? Who’s the worst match for an only child? Cane examines the 12 personality/birth order types (older brother of brothers, younger sister of sisters, etc.), revealing why certain birth orders are more compatible and which ones can present communication challenges (and how to overcome them). Cane has analyzed the birth order of 6,000 celebrities, historical figures, and modern couples. Readers will learn what birth order says about them, which celebrity they’d be most compatible with, and who their best match is in real life.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Cane (The Art of Kissing) has found a new angle to assist people in finding true love: using the 12 birth-order types (e.g., older brother of brothers, younger sister of sisters) to predict the most compatible match. He first discusses the personality traits correlating most directly to birth order, then profiles birth-order types in terms of these traits. Finally, he breaks it all down to help readers identify their ideal mates. While the information on birth order is interesting, it's a stretch to think of adding birth order to the list of traits deemed necessary for meeting Mr. or Ms. Right. For birth-order fanatics only.


—Deborah Bigelow

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600940415
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 2/11/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,427,175
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

William Cane, author of The Art of Kissing and a former Boston College professor, presents a popular birth order show at colleges nationwide. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
An Overview of Our Subject, or What Is Birth Order? And Why Does It Matter?     1
Firstborns
Older Brother of Brothers     11
Older Brother of Sisters     21
Older Sister of Sisters     31
Older Sister of Brothers     43
Lastborns
Younger Brother of Brothers     55
Younger Brother of Sisters     65
Younger Sister of Sisters     75
Younger Sister of Brothers     85
Only Children, Twins, and Middle Children
The Male Only Child     99
The Female Only Child     109
Twins     121
Middle Children     131
Common Problems and How to Overcome Them
Firstborn Rank Conflict     145
Lastborn Rank Conflict     157
Sex Conflict     167
Communication Problems     177
Conflicting Values     191
Loss of a Parent or Sibling     203
Narcissistic Attraction     211
Conclusion     221
Research on Mate Selection and Compatibility     225
Acknowledgments     229
Notes     233
Bibliography     249
Index     257
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