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The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study Paperback – Sep 1 2001

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  • Paperback: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Books; Reprint edition (Sept. 19 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786886161
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786886166
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.9 x 20.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Any child of divorce -- no matter how far removed from the . . . breakup -- can identify." -- Newsweek

"Combines research and analysis with advice to real people . . . we owe a great deal to the work of Judith Wallerstein. . . ." -- New York Times Book Review

"Persuasive." -- Boston Sunday Globe

"The truth and usefulness of Wallerstein's findings will be tested in houses and apartments . . . not in sterile think tanks." -- Time

"What a wonderful study . . . gives us new, important insights." -- T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., author of Touchpoints

About the Author

Judith S. Wallerstein is widely considered the world's foremost authority on the effects of divorce on children. The founder of the Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition, she is a senior lecturer emerita at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author, with Sandra Blakeslee, of the national bestsellers The Good Marriage and Second Chances, and with Dr. Joan Berlin Kelly of Surviving the Breakup.

Julia M. Lewis is a professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University, where she is Director of the Psychology Clinic and Coordinator of the Clinical Pyschology graduate program. She is co-principal investigator of the 25-year Children of Divorce Project.

Sandra Blakeslee is an award-winning science correspondent for The New York Times.

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