Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities by Flora Rheta Schreiber

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Dedication
The Family Tree: The Hierarchy of the 16 Selves
Cast of Characters & Dates of 'Birth'
Preface: Sybil
Acknowledgments
Being
Becoming
Unbecoming
Reentry
Epilogue: The New Sybil's New Time
Psychological Index



Title : Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities
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ISBN : 0446359408
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 460 pages


Reviews


Brooke rated it ★★★★☆

October 02, 2007

Another old book review from my blog: This was one seriously fucked up book. I have never seen the movie but, of course, knew what I was in for when I got the book. The name "Sybil" is very well known, and carries some stigma, in pop culture. However, I had no concept of the extent or the perversi...


Alessandra rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 30, 2011

A nasty piece of work. What's worse is it's a fraud. "Sibyl's" doctor manipulated her with drug dependency and emotional blackmail into agreeing with the doctor's pet theories about multiple personalities, which had catastrophic effects on psychology for decades. It's like reading a transcript of...


Mandy rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2015

I had to read this in high school for my Psychology class. I'd never heard of Sybil or multiple personalities. I was so skeptical about all of it that when I read the book I had a hard time stopping with the class. We weren't allowed to read ahead and I was chomping at the bit to read the ending....


Kathryn rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 29, 2013

This book is one of the most disgusting books ever written. For all of you about to read this book, thinking it's a true story, please read the following: This book was the brainchild of three women: Cornelia Wilbur, Shirley Mason, and Flora Schreiber. Shirley, or "Sybil" as she's known, did not s...


Sara W rated it ★★★☆☆

April 13, 2008

This was a very fascinating and at times very disturbing book. I probably would have given it 4 stars, but I made the mistake of looking up details about this woman online prior to finishing the book which really changed my feelings about the actual author and doctor involved. Apparently this wom...


Kelly rated it ★★★☆☆

April 02, 2008

As a YA librarian I get tons upon tons of requests for A Child Called It, a fantastically horrible memoir about a childhood spent living with an abusive mother. I frequently get questions from other librarians that go something like "why do teens like to read that junk?" Well, it wasn't that long...


Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

August 25, 2016

10/8 - I have been wanting to read this for nearly two decades, since I first heard about the 'case' when I was 12 or 13. In those intervening 18 years I've seen the Sally Field movie and learned the truth behind this story, but I'm still fascinated by the idea of true DID and even if I have to t...


Shaun rated it ★★★★☆

July 20, 2014

Sometimes when my kids are really pushing my buttons, I remind them if they don't want the "mean" mommy to make an appearance they had better knock it off. And to be sure, the "mean" mommy, the one who loses her composure and who feels as if she could literally pull her hair out, is far removed f...


K rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 23, 2012

I don't know if I can give this a fair review. I only picked it up because I was curious to read "Sybil Exposed" and thought I should read the original "Sybil" first. As such, I went in with preconceived skepticism which, according to goodreads trolls, is a mortal sin and means I have no moral ri...


Marzieh rated it ★★★★☆

September 12, 2017

با خواندن این کتاب بیشتر به تاثیر سلامت روان پدر و مادر بر روح و روان فرزند پی بردم. و واقعابه نظرم خیلی جالب اومد یه فردی 17 شخصیت داشته باشه و بتونه زندگی کنه. شکنجه هایی که بر سی بل اعمال میشد،باعث شد از خودم سوال بپرسم واقعا همچنین مادرهایی هم وجود دارند؟ در حقیقت این تعدد شخصیت ناشی از جنون...





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