Read Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities Online Free - Here is the unbelievable yet true story of Sybil Dorsett, a survivor of terrible childhood abuse who as an adult was a victim of sudden, mysterious blackouts. What happened during those blackouts has made Sybil's experience one of the most famous psychological cases in the world.
The Family Tree: The Hierarchy of the 16 Selves
Cast of Characters & Dates of 'Birth'
Epilogue: The New Sybil's New Time
|Title||:||Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||460 pages|
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...