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Writer,mother,wife. New Yorker. Abigail Pogrebin is many things, but
the one that has defined her most profoundly is “identical twin.”
Pogrebin's relationship with her sister, both as children, when they
were inseparable, and today, when she longs for that uncomplicated
intimacy, inspired her to examine the phenomenon of twinship—to learn
how other identical pairs regard their doubleness and what experts are
learning about how DNA impacts our sense of identity and shapes our