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Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities
Dual personality User lists with this item 1 my books 1 items by JBzKitty updated Linked Data More info about Linked Data. When I was reading the sections describing what she had done to her daughter, I was literally beating my head Another old book review from my blog: When I was reading the sections describing what she had done to her daughter, I was literally beating my head with the book and saying "That's so fucked up!
Good thing there was nobody around to hear me except for Magnum. As far as writing style, I wouldn't say it was the best. A little too clinical in the language, and a little lacking in the dramatic elements. I am sure this is mostly due to the fact that the author Flora Rheta Schreiber was a psychiatrist, and this was one of her first only? Not to mention that most of the conversations in the book were probably transcribed from tapes.
But despite slightly distracting writing quality imperfections, this book was completely absorbing. The more I got to know about Sybil and the strange ways her unconscious had devised to help her cope with her abusive childhood, the more I felt like I was losing my own mind.
It seems that no matter how normal we might tell ourselves we are, there are so many things we can't remember These are the kind of things I found myself thinking about on the bus, or walking down the street, while reading this book. I would recommend this book to anybody who is interested in the mysteries of the human mind.
View 2 comments. Oct 30, Alessandra rated it did not like it Shelves: A nasty piece of work. What's worse is it's a fraud. It's like reading a transcript of a witch trial confession. This book does a serious disservice to abuse victims. View all 7 comments. Jun 13, Mandy rated it it was amazing. 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. Great book and side note Sally Field was superb in it. View all 9 comments. May 29, Kathryn rated it did not like it Shelves: 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: Shirley, or "Sybil" as she's known, did not suffer from DID.
She actually had Pernicious Anemia. Extensive research has been done on Sybil's case, and it has been proven that the entire book was fictious. Shirley developed all of her "personalities" This book is one of the most disgusting books ever written.
Shirley developed all of her "personalities" after working with Dr. In fact, when talking to another theripest, Shirley asked if he wanted her to "act like Marcia," and when he said no, she said, "Oh, Connie is always telling me to act like Peggy or Tim, or Wilburs fault however.
Flora was doubting SHirley's story, and to make her stay with the project, Shirley gave her a journal from , with proof that she had been switching personalities before meeting Connie. It was later proven to be written in , because Shirley said she had been reading a book not published in , and the journal was written in ballpoint Instead of reading Sybil, read Sybil Exposed.
It's the true story, of the three womens lives, and is factual and much more interesting. View all 5 comments. Oct 15, Sara W rated it liked it Shelves: 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 woman's story is very controversial in the mental health field. Had I known that, I would have finished the book prior to looking up details online more on this under "spoiler" , and I would suggest that i This was a very fascinating and at times very disturbing book.
Had I known that, I would have finished the book prior to looking up details online more on this under "spoiler" , and I would suggest that if you read this book, don't look up stuff online until you finish it. Apparently it's not really clear if this woman actually had multiple personalities.
Supposedly another doctor was asked if he wanted to be involved in this book, and he said no because he did not consider Sybil a multiple personality - he thought Sybil's main doctor led Sybil to believe she had multiple personalities. The author supposedly stated that the publisher wanted a book about a multiple personality, so they had to write it that way.
Regardless of what is true, it really changed my perception of the book. What started out as fascinating to me suddenly looked like it was exploiting this poor, sick woman. It's even in the book that Sybil's main doctor introduces her to the author, and it seems like they wanted to write a book about Sybil before they even consulted her. By the end, I just felt like the doctor and author were trying to make a quick buck off of Sybil which was really sad because she trusted them the profits of the book were apparently split three ways amongst the doctor, author and patient.
In addition, the book has a "happy ending" finish, but that's not really how things turned out although, in defense of the author, things may have been really good when the book was published - Sybil lived about another 25 years, so the sadder things I read about her may have occurred after the book came out. View all 3 comments.
Mar 25, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: 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?
When Sybil came to Dr. Wilbur for analysis, there wasn't a lot of material on 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. Wilbur for analysis, there wasn't a lot of material on multiple personalities now called dissociative identity disorder. Part of the way through the process of analysis, the doctor invited a writer to come and document the case since it was both rare and scarcely written about in the literature.
The result is this book. Schreiber does a so-so job of elucidating the psychoanalytic process between Wilber and Sybil for the reader. You get to hear about the details of Sybil's childhood including some pretty nasty bits about her abusive mother and absent father. Meeting all sixteen of her personalities and learning about the doctor's various hypotheses about their emergence is pretty interesting too.
However the process of Sybil's integration will seem dated to today's reader. Finally, it's only with hypnosis that the doctor is able to achieve any semblance of integration. One of the weirdest aspects of the book are the passages in which the author refers to herself in the third person.
During the course of writing the book, Schreiber, like Dr. Wilber, became friendly with her subject. While it's probably natural to become close to a subject during the course of what were probably intense interviews, it does through a certain light on the written material presented in the book. I would recommend this book to people with a penchant for reading memoirs or for those that like to read about abnormal psychology. As a case study, Sybil remains one of the most controversial written accounts.
It will probably remain controversial, as it is unlikely that her psychiatric files will be released and, I think, people will always be reluctant to believe that parents are capable of doing great harm to their own children if so inclined.
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 treat it as a fictional account of DID I'm excited to start reading it tonight. To be continued Later - The fraudulent nature of this book aside, the writing is annoying the hell out of me - it's way too flowery.
In the preface Schreiber talks about her other publications, most of which are psychiatry journal articles and the like , and it's plain to see that this was her first full length novel. She knows she needs to engage the reading public, who aren't her normal audience of fellow doctors, and she knows she can't do that with the dry language of a medical journal.
Unfortunately she goes way too far in her attempt to not be dry. Sentences like "The key to room was the engine that drove her, the motor on which her panic turned. I mean what on earth does " I can suspend my sense of injustice at what the patient was coerced into believing, but I'm not sure I can suspend my annoyance with the writing at the same time.
As I said before, I've wanted to read this for ages and it's a gigantic disappointment to be feeling this negatively verbose only nine pages in not counting numerous pages of preface. I feel like this is where Multiple Personality Disorder, now Dissociative Identity Disorder, became known to the wider public.
Despite being revealed to be fake this book brought a real, though in truth very rare, disorder out of the stuff of myths and legends, something of a silver lining in that despite none of this book being true, the disorder was no longer completely unheard of for real suffers. And if there's a good reason for knowing this inconsequential fact, why isn't it followed up with more information relating to the size of her bra?
I don't know, I just found the fact that Schreiber took the time to comment on such a silly little thing strange. The first chapter was the immature child who tried too hard for affection using stupid, nonsensical, flowery phrases in a medical true story, pseudo or not, doesn't endear the reading public , but from the second chapter on where Schreiber begins to detail Sybil's experience with Dr Wilbur from the beginning we've been reading from a much more assured and confident writer.
The idea that you could experience an emotional moment at the funeral of a loved one, and then wake up at school two years later is terrifying. I can't imagine what that would have been like for a sufferer who actually went through something similar. I don't know how anyone could go through that alone without any understanding of what was happening, without believing that they had truly gone crazy. The description of the cold water enema was very disturbing.
If you haven't got a strong tolerance for unsanitised descriptions of extreme child and I mean toddler abuse there are a couple of chapters you should definitely skip - 14 and 15 will not be good for your mental health.
All I can say is I hope to God Wilbur didn't hypnotise 'Sybil' into believing this happened to her if indeed, none of this story is true. The thought that a patient might be 'given' these memories because the doctor didn't know what she was doing and was over-eager at the possibility of discovering a 'modern' sufferer of DID, makes me sick. Every time Schreiber writes about what Dr Wilbur was thinking after a session with Sybil I can clearly hear Wilbur's excitement at exploring the personalities, being successful in her treatment of Sybil, becoming world famous as the psychoanalyst who 'cured' the most extreme case of DID ever documented.
Every time I imagine her I see her eyes with dollar signs spinning in them, like in the cartoons. I don't see her as doing any of this altruistically despite her claim of feeling like a friend towards Sybil during their trip to the country , she just wants to publish journal articles on the fascinating case of 'Sybil'. View all 6 comments. I read this at 17, doing work training at aa psychiatric hospital and imagining that I had found out what I wanted to do.
I liked the book fine - although I struggled with the narrative.
One thing I had issues with was that Sybild, being obviously severely so disturbed, could pose as quite balanced and 'normal' in her everyday life. The was certainly not what I saw in the patients I met and interacted with every day. At about half the book I made the mistake of asking a professor about it and he I read this at 17, doing work training at aa psychiatric hospital and imagining that I had found out what I wanted to do. At about half the book I made the mistake of asking a professor about it and he told me that the account of the book was not true.
This kind of brought the second half down a notch. I did follow this one up with When Rabbit Howls https: Jul 24, Shaun rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 from the the loving and patient mommy I identify with, the mommy who also happens to be fascinated by the science of brain and behavior and the origin and experience of consciousness.
So this true story w 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. So this true story which happens to read a little too much like fiction for my tastes of a woman who possessed sixteen personalities was at the very least intriguing.
I think the mode of storytelling chosen and the hype that surrounded the story leaves itself wide open to criticism for obvious reasons, so I'll be interested to see what evidence is revealed in Sybil Exposed. Sep 16, K rated it it was ok Shelves: 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 right to review this book. So feel free to skip my review if that bothers you, or read on and take it from who it comes. The story of "Sybil" is certainly dramatic but not particularly credible. The book de I don't know if I can give this a fair review. The book describes Sybil, a woman who has survived mind-bogglingly horrific physical and sexual abuse by her allegedly schizophrenic mother disturbingly dated notions of schizophrenia and the doctor's presumed ability to diagnose an unmet person are just the tip of the iceberg here , including episodes as a six-month-old infant and two-and-a-half-year-old toddler recounted by the author in detail.
Sybil has learned to cope with her abuse by dissociating and having other personalities, sixteen in total, overtake her body. Reading between the lines, there are glaring breaches of boundaries by Sybil's doctor which, if acknowledged at all by the author, are framed positively.
There are plot holes and numerous questions about the sources for this level of detail. Of course, I may have been looking for reasons to be skeptical but they weren't hard to find.
I suspect that "Sybil Exposed" will simply confirm and flesh out what I'm saying here, but I will read it anyway. View all 24 comments.
Nov 21, Vidushi Gupta rated it it was amazing. This is such a classic. One of the best piece of literature, or one can also say one of the finest example one could find about the beauty, the complexity and the vulnerability of a human mind and heart, and how far we can go to protect ourselves. A must, must read so as to understand humans better.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. View all 4 comments. Mar 05, Sara rated it liked it. This book is a true story, but it reads like a science-fiction at times just because it is so so sad and horrible. If this book were better written and a little quicker paced I think it could easily become one of my favourites.
Only read this if you can stomach reading about horrible things happening to little children Actually, I think everyone should read this just to realize how hard some people have it due to no fault of their own.
A good book to inspire a good nature vs nurture discussion. Oh also, Dr. My husband and I had a discussion after I read that chapter about how annoyed we are when therepists make "confining religions" out to be the bad guys and act as if no one would have any mental problems if only God would stop being SO demanding On the doctor's behalf, however, Sybil's religious upbringing WAS over-the-top.
Jun 03, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this in my freshman year of college, and it gave me nightmares, and really made me think I was going crazy. I saw the movie first in psychology class in high school. Then, when I took psychology in college, this book was brought up, and I was intrigued. I have heard some say this isn't a true story, but even if it isn't, it is still frightening. The whole idea is just If you are looking for an interesting, can be scary to some, just
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