How Middleborns Can Harness Their Unexpected and Remarkable Abilities

We all know the stereotype: middle children are wallflowers, overshadowed by their siblings and neglected by their parents, and they turn into resentful, bitter adults. But if that is true, why are so many middle children throughout history—from Abraham Lincoln to Madonna—wildly successful?

In this counterintuitive book, psychologist Catherine Salmon and journalist Katrin Schumann combine science, history and real-life stories to reveal for the first time that our perception of middle children is dead wrong.

With constructive advice on how to maximize the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of being a middle, Salmon and Schumann help middleborns, their parents and partners see how birth order can be used as a strategy for success.