Relationships with our siblings stretch, as an old saying has it, all the way from the cradle to the grave. Few bonds in life are as significant, as formative, as lasting, and as frequently overlooked as those we share with our brothers and sisters.
In this stellar, first-of-its-kind anthology, contemporary writers explore the rich and varied landscape of sibling experience, illuminating the essential, occasionally wonderful, often difficult ways our brothers and sisters—or lack thereof—shape us. There are those who love and cherish their siblings, those who abhor and avoid them, and everyone in between.
Contributors include the following:
Steve Almond, Daphne Beal, Nat Bennett, Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, James CaÑÓn, T Cooper, Lauren Grodstein, Nellie Hermann, Joanna Hershon, Nalini Jones, Etgar Keret, Victor LaValle, Vestal McIntyre, Jay Baron Nicorvo, Mary Norris, Eric Orner, Peter Orner, Angela Pneuman, Margo Rabb, Edward Schwarzschild, Robert Anthony Siegel, Faith Soloway, Jill Soloway, and Rebecca Wolff
"Why is it that the father of modern psychology completely ignored the people who shaped us the most? Luckily, those people are no longer being ignored, thanks to Elisa Albert. Freud's Blind Spot is a collection of essays about siblings by various authors; it was also my favorite read of 2010! The essays cover every part of having a sibling- good and bad. It doesn't matter if you love, like, loathe, or even lament your sibling's existence, the bottom line is that if you have a sibling, you'll find this book relevant. So, for those of us lucky enough (depending on how you look at it) to have a sibling this is a must read."