Sybil

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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More amazing than any work of fiction, yet true in every word, it swept to the top of the bestseller lists and riveted the consciousness of the world. As an Emmy Award-winning film starring Sally Field, it captured the home screens of an entire nation and has endured as the most electrifying TV movie ever made. It's the story of a survivor of terrifying childhood abuse, victim of sudden and mystifying blackouts, and the first case of multiple personality ever to be psychoanalyzed.


You're about to meet Sybil-and the sixteen selves to whom she played host, both women and men, each with a different personality, speech pattern, and even personal appearance. You'll experience the strangeness and fascination of one woman's rare affliction-and travel with her on her long, ultimately triumphant journey back to wholeness.

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User Review  - samantha913 - Overstock.com

This book arrived quickly and I enjoyed reading it. I plan on purchasing the movie next. It is a well written classic and is easy to read for any individual. A captivating indepth story of an individuals journey with multiple personalities. Read full review

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User Review  - RBeene - LibraryThing

This woman's story is remarkable. First of it's kind that I ever read. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Flora Rheta Schreiber was the psychiatry editor of Science Digest when she first heard about Sybil. She spent seven years writing this book. She is also the author of The Shoemaker. She died in 1988 in New York City of a heart attack.

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