The strange world inhabited by those afflicted with schizophrenia or multiple personality syndrome is virtually impenetrable. By illuminating these convoluted worlds, both books make major contributions to the understanding of mental illness. North began to exhibit manifestations of schizophrenia as a child. Desite her acceptance of "voices" and "visions" as reality, the reader can easily identify with her as she struggles through her schooling. She graphically descibes her breakdowns and traumatic hospitalizations during her college years and in medical school. Her eventual success in conquering her disability and attaining her goal of becoming a physician evokes a sense of exhilaration
Disturbing sexual content, which might bother even otherwise impeturbable readers. Reads like fiction, which required me to constantly remind myself that this was supposedly real.
Very powerful and riveting. Heart breaking but true story. It was so powerful I remembered about this story on Oprah in 1987 while i was only 7 and was still looking for this book. Just got it a week ago. But it is that memorable and moving.
very disturbing book. The story of a multiple personality. Very real & very heartbreaking that such a thing exists in our world.
after seeing truddi chase on Larry King Live, i just had to get he book.
i read it many years ago but i remember it being a very good book different from Sybil but just as interesting. if you are interested in multiple personalities it is a great read