Siblings are the perfect introduction to the big, bad - but mostly good! - world waiting to teach you a lesson or two. Loving, but not as indulgent as parents, quick to grab an opportunity to teach you your place in the family echelon, quicker to beg you for unearned favours and, at the end of it all, your first shelter in a storm. There is no other relationship quite like it. Rivalry, camaraderie, jealousy, love and support ... you can find all these in the bond that young people who have been brought up together share. Honouring this unique relationship is Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul: Celebrating Brothers & Sisters, filled with heartfelt stories.
Whether it’s the big brother who bullies you, or the annoying younger sis who makes off with your newest clothes, you are as certain of your importance to them as they are major figures in your life. For it’s your sibling who influences you most in the growing-up years: teaching you to face up to the schoolyard terror; providing wise (and usually unasked for) counsel at the beginning of your first crush - and picking you up from the ruins of a break-up; even refusing to reveal your confidences to parents or friends.
Whether you share a special connection with someone through genetics or the heart, it’s great to have a companion for life.
About the Authors
Baisali Chatterjee Dutt is many things: chocoholic, chick-flick lover, daydreamer, bathroom singer and mommy to two little boys. She dispenses her parenting wisdom every now and then in magazines such as Mother & Baby and Parent & Child. She also writes intense poetry and learns Odissi. She believes she was a gypsy in her last birth.
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, 1 New York Times bestselling co-authors, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others. They are co-authors of several New York Times bestsellers, including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul.