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Book Reviews of Sybil

ISBN-13: 9780446359405
ISBN-10: 0446359408
Publication Date: 5/25/1989
Pages: 480
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 128 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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29 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

cmullins29 avatar reviewed Sybil on
Helpful Score: 4
A story about a woman who spends her whole life battling multiple personality disorder. Very heartfelt and moving. Has been my favorite book since highschool.
StacyJ avatar reviewed Sybil on + 87 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I wish I could give this book a higher rating than 10. I could not put it down. It is about a woman Multiple Personality Disorder. It is very disturbing, but an Excellent read.
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Helpful Score: 3
I liked the subject matter and the story of Sybil is very interesting. However, the author's writing style was not to my taste. It gets very clinical at times and slightly repetitive when describing the different personalities.
dipc avatar reviewed Sybil on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a scary look into the making of a mental illness.
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Helpful Score: 3
A very chilling account of multiple personality disorder, Sybil was a fantastic read that takes you into the 16 minds of Sybil. Chilling and exciting!
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Helpful Score: 3
A true life story about a woman with multiple personality disorder.
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Helpful Score: 3
An enlightening book about the first documented case of multiple personality disorder.
shanna71 avatar reviewed Sybil on + 145 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
OMG , Sybil's life is so strange and confusing with her multiple personalities. A very good true account and the first I ever read on MPD. How unfortunate.
janetg avatar reviewed Sybil on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I read this book in high school, as every one of my friends did. Since then, I believe the author and/or "Sybil's" physician have come under some criticism for the account of the patient as written in this book. And, of course, MPD as a diagnosis (it's very existence) is controversial, also.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read, even though its way older than I am! :) I could not put it down. I would recommended this book to anyone who is interested in multiple personalities or anyone who just wants to curl up on the couch and read a great book. One word of advice: Make sure you have enough time to finish the book in one READING because you wont put it down! Its that good!
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book. Had seen the movie a few times but the book is better. Very interesting story.
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Helpful Score: 1
A compelling book with interesting and deep characters.
Summer6ft avatar reviewed Sybil on + 77 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting, much better than the movie. Based on true story of woman with 16 personalities.
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Helpful Score: 1
The true and extraordinary story of a woman possessed by sixteen separate personalities.
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This is the true story of a woman so badly abused in childhood that she fragmented into 16 separate personalities to deal with it. It is hard to read but fascinating.
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This is older book,but I really enjoyed it!
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Fascinating look into the life of someone with multiple personalities. Wonderful.
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The story of a woman with multiple personalities. The movie starred Sally Field and Joanne Woodward. Very good.
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Really amazing story, I couldn't put it down.
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This is a very good book, takes time to read, and a strong stomach. But is very inspiring.
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This is the paperback version based on the 4 hour movie Sybil
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This is not a hard cover it is paperback
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I don't get all of the good reviews here. The book is poorly written. There are also a lot of questions about it's truth.
If you have to read this book you should also read Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case by Debbie Nathan.
Neither is unbiased, but if you read them together you can get a fairly balanced view.
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Extraordinary story!
Jade4142 avatar reviewed Sybil on + 4 more book reviews
This book is generally understood to be a true account of a woman who suffered multiple personality disorder. It has recently been exposed as completely untrue. The woman represented as Sybil has stated that she was not aware that Schreiber was writing this book or that Schreiber had made up all this about her. I have to wonder now how much of what Schreiber wrote was true. I will allow that even if not true, her work still would make fascinating fiction.
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Fascinating true story
blackrose74023 avatar reviewed Sybil on + 56 more book reviews
this is a very good book and very sad I too have MPD but now its called Dissociative Identity Disorder and i have over 32 Personalities so far .
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Sybil finds she has multiple personalities
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Classic. Disturbing. Informative.