"I have always wondered whether Karen Carpenter suffered from being the junior member in the act, under the rule of a dominant brother."
You're joking, right ?
I mean this is now pure celebrity tabloid navel-gazing at this point. It's been 20 years for crying out loud.
We're in the 21st century now.
She was a pop-singer / song writer and those who enjoy it still have her music that lives on.
I'm sorry , but I just can't share in all this tabloid ruminating on the personal problems some celebrity dead 20 years ago.
The music made is what matters without which you wouldn't have had any reason to want to continually look into Carpenter's private wolrd 20 years after her passing.
Let the music live and let the dead rest.