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.
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.
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.
This is a scary look into the making of a mental illness.
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!
A true life story about a woman with multiple personality disorder.
An enlightening book about the first documented case of multiple personality disorder.
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.
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.
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!
Loved this book. Had seen the movie a few times but the book is better. Very interesting story.
A compelling book with interesting and deep characters.
Very interesting, much better than the movie. Based on true story of woman with 16 personalities.
The true and extraordinary story of a woman possessed by sixteen separate personalities.
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.
This is older book,but I really enjoyed it!
Fascinating look into the life of someone with multiple personalities. Wonderful.
The story of a woman with multiple personalities. The movie starred Sally Field and Joanne Woodward. Very good.
Really amazing story, I couldn't put it down.
This is a very good book, takes time to read, and a strong stomach. But is very inspiring.
This is the paperback version based on the 4 hour movie Sybil
This is not a hard cover it is paperback
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.
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.
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 .
Sybil finds she has multiple personalities
Classic. Disturbing. Informative.