26 Stories of Love and Rivalry
By Andrew Blauner
(Jossey-Bass, Paperback, 9780470599648, 304pp.)
Publication Date: April 19, 2010
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Tales of brotherhood from the Unabomber's brother, the late Frank McCourt, and other literary luminaries
Andrew Blauner offers a wonderful a tapestry of stories about the complex and unique relationship that exists between brothers. In this book, David Sedaris, Ethan Canin, Richard Ford, Pete Hamill, Tobias Wolff and others take an unvarnished look at how brothers admire and admonish, revere and revile, connect and compete, love and fight with each other. With hearts and minds wide open, and, in some cases, with laugh-out-loud humor, the writers tackle a topic that is as old as the Bible and yet has been, heretofore, largely overlooked.
- Book was featured on PBS radio and Rachel Maddow as well as in The Boston Globe, Publisher's Weekly, Denver Post,and Playboy
- Contributors includes a stellar list of contemporary writers
- A rich collection of stories about a little explored topic
Brothers examines the experiences of brotherly love and loyalty and loss, of altruism and anger, of competition and compassion.