But technically non-fiction.
“Dealing with Being a Middle Child” offers some simple solutions for managing Middle Child Syndrome. All you have to do is realize how great it is to be a Middle Child. It’s that easy! That’s like saying you’ve found the secret to losing weight: just eat less. How hard could that be? Let me give you the CliffsNotes.
The chapter titled “What About Me?” starts by asking, “Do you ever feel left out because you’re the Middle Child?” A better question would be, “Do you ever not feel left out because you’re a Middle Child!?” I mean, really.
|Denise Discovers Drama: when you're|
a Middle Child, that's the last thing
you need more of.
|A Family Camping Trip: if a Middle|
Child is in a forest and there's no one
else around, does he still have
Middle Child Syndrome?
Meanwhile, the chapter titled “The Middle Child” concludes, “It takes time to figure out your special role in the family.” Uh, yeah -- like your entire life!
Look, it’s not like this is the first book ever written about Middle Children. Over the years, there have been many others. Some are for kids, with titles like “The Middle Child Blues,” and “My Middle Child, There’s No One Like You,” which any self-disrespecting Mid Kid will tell you is just code for “My Middle Child, Why Can’t You Be More Like Your Siblings?” Others target parents, like “The Secret Power of Middle Children: How Middleborns Can Harness Their Unexpected and Remarkable Abilities.” We all know that’s just a nice way of saying “How to Fix Your Middle Child.”
I suspect many of the books written about Middle Children weren't actually written by Middle Children. If they were, they’d tell a very different story.