Today I'm Alice

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Pan Macmillan UK, Jul 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages

When Alice was a teenager, strange things started happening to her. Hours of her life simply disappeared. She'd hear voices shouting at her, telling her she was useless. And the nightmares that had haunted her since early childhood, scenes of men abusing her, became more detailed . . . more real. Staring at herself in the mirror she'd catch her face changing, as if someone else was looking out through her eyes.

In Today I'm Alice, she describes her extraordinary journey from a teenage girl battling anorexia and OCD, drowning the voices with alcohol, to a young woman slipping further and further into mental illness. It was only after years lost in institutions that she was correctly diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. When her alternative personalities were revealed in therapy she discovered how each one had their own memories of abuse and a full picture of her childhood finally emerged. As she learned to live with her many 'alters', she set out to confront the man who had caused her unbearable pain.

Moving and ultimately inspiring, this is a gripping account of a rare condition, and the remarkable story of a courageous woman.

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User Review  - herschelian - LibraryThing

I'm not usually one for reading 'misery memoirs' - but this is not really a misery memoir even though it deals with the horrifying abuse of a girl from babyhood through to the end of her teens, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Besz - LibraryThing

This story delves into Alice growing up and how, as a young adult, she began to unravel the horrors of her past - and present. A truly gripping account of agony, horror and the ultimate betrayal ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Alice Jamieson lives in the Midlands with her partner. She has recently trained as a physical fitness instructor.

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