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  - CindyAmrhein - LibraryThing

I read this book in high school when it first came out. It freaked me out. It was assigned to me in class and in 1973 (or 74 when I read it I don't remember which)there was nothing like it. The abuse ... Read full review

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User Review  - polkadotshark - LibraryThing

More interesting for the story surrounding it and what happened after than the actual content itself. As for the book, well, it read like a bad made for television movie than a factual account of a ... Read full review

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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