First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple

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Hyperion, Nov 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 354 pages
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The story of one man's struggle with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) & the 24 personalities that live within him. In this book readers accompany Cameron West on a roller coaster ride as he desperately tries to hang on to his family, his life & the thin red thread of reality that connects him to the world. The book chronicles his hunt for evidence to help him cope with & understand why his alter personalities are using his voice & body to retell & relive childhood sexual abuse.
 

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West, a psychologist, relates a deeply painful narrative of his battle with dissociative identity disorder (DID). He describes the horrors he endured, both mental and physical, as a child who was ... Read full review

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I took this book on holiday to Mexico not expecting to make much headway with it.
I became both mesmerised and very moved by the whole of Cameron's remarkable account of his extraordinary life. My
wife then also read it, followed closely by my daughter, both also transfixed by it.
It's the only time in our lives that we've all read the same book, let alone within two weeks!
 

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Cameron West author of the "New York Times" bestselling memoir "First Person Plural", has a doctorate in psychology.

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