Review: Mom Still Likes You Best

Mom Still Likes You Best
by Jane Isay
Publisher: Doubleday (May 4, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385524552
ISBN-13: 978-0385524551

(3 1/2 stars out of 5)

“Mom Still Likes You Best: The Unfinished Business Between Siblings” by Jane Isay is a book designed to help with the problems that are all too often a part of the relationships of siblings. Through stories and personal anecdotes, Jane Isay tries to guide us into having a stronger bond with our siblings.

“Mom Still Likes You Best” is a brief 179 pages. It is easy to read and it is broken into 3 parts: “beginnings”, “Life’s Course”, and “Making Choices”.

I think that the story that stands out most to me would be “Message in a Bottle.” Isay tells of a pair of siblings who are torn apart over the parents estate. In this case, the problem was over a Tiffany lamp. I’ve seen this story play out with my own Grandparents and cousins. It’s sad to see families torn apart and acting in an irrational manner.

I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5.

Received “Mom Still Likes You Best” courtesy of  Doubleday for review purposes.

Congratulations Rick and Debby !

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9 comments

  1. Grief hits people in strange ways…. and sometimes, it’s just plain greed. Either way, it is sad, I agree.
    But in raising 5 children… and several grandkids, this sibling competition is really a hoot to watch. Mom loves YOU best… no…UR wrong, it’s our baby brother…. I say.. Hey wait…. did you ever stop to think, maybe it’s NONE of ya??? LOLOLOL *BIG WICKED GRIN* Give ’em ALL something to wonder about!!!!!

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