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First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple
First Person Plural My Life as a Multiple
Author: Cameron West
A victim of childhood sexual abuse, now a trained psychologist, chronicles his terrifying experience with multiple personalities later in life, detailing his road to recovery.
ISBN-13: 9780786889785
ISBN-10: 0786889780
Publication Date: 11/1/1999
Pages: 350
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3.8 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Cameron West discovers, while in his thirties that he has 24 distinct personalities. This is an account on his efforts to understand his disease and heal from it.
njdeb avatar reviewed First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
One of the best books I've ever read. I was desperate for something to read whilst on a long trip and picked this up at a drug store, more of less out of desperation. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. Dr. West's account of how he came to terms with his multiple selves was fascinating and inspirational and riveting.
reviewed First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple on + 141 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book is incredible. Cameron West is, himself, incredible. The whole thing is hugely amazing and the book is worth your time.
nascargal avatar reviewed First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple on + 352 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is an incredible book about a man with Multiple Personalities. From the cover...Meet Davy, a four-year-old boy with harrowing memories of sexual abuse; Clay, an eight year old who longs to own a scooter; Switch, an aggressive, angry child who harms himself; Dusty, a sweet and shy twelve-year-old girl who loves to cook; and Bart, a fun-loving ladies' man-all unique individuals with their own feelings and memories, and one thing in common: they live, along with 19 others, in the mind of Dr. Cameron West. In First Person Plural, West tells of "my guys." and his struggle facing Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. As the people who haunt his mind insist on telling their story, West desperately hangs on to the slender thread that connects him to his wife and son and some semblance of normal life. Heatwrenching, humorous, and ultimately hopeful, this story will make you stand in awe of the power of the mind to protect itself and cheer for West as he battles to gain control of his life.
roosterlady645 avatar reviewed First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book to help explain Dissociative Identity Disorder - DID (Multiple Personalities)thru the life of Cameron West. Not technical, very compassionate. Easy read....holds you to the very end. Could not put this book down!!!! Nothing like Sybil!! Not graphic!!
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reviewed First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple on
Very interesting about the technical aspects of DID. However, the writing is so filled with corny puns and similes that it was very hard to get through at times. If you can ignore the "jokes" and puns, there is a lot of good info and an interesting story.
DawnGR avatar reviewed First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple on
Facinating. I finished the book in just over a day because I could not put it down. The sections detailing the childhood abuse/incest were very short, with minimal detail, so there was no "sensationalism" to them. The book instead focuses on how Cam, and his wife learn to accept that these things happened, and accept his alters. This is the real struggle for Cam. The denial of his DID is the biggest problem he has to overcome.

If you are looking for the shockingly brutal abuse scenes in Sybil, this is not for you. If you want a story of one man's brave journey to come to terms with his condition, and learning to accept himself (ALL of himself), and an honest glimpse into the struggle of his best friend and wife, this is it. It is by turns funny, heartbreaking, and inspirational.
Larz avatar reviewed First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple on + 7 more book reviews
This book is a fascinating read, from the perspective of one who has DID, formerly called multiple personality disorder. The author is honest and tells an interesting story. It is very touching at times, also contains graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Not for everyone.
LENNY01 avatar reviewed First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple on + 82 more book reviews
A SIMPLY AMAZING STORY OF LOVE AND AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT.


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