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Old 10-11-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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I googled it too.. I found a site on the lady who the book is based on ..Cant wait to start the book now..
Here's a link if any of you is interested

Astraea's Web: Sybil's True Identity Revealed
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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I read it years ago. great book !! Sally/Joanne were great in the movie
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Good book. Years ago, it was quite controversial as many did not 'buy into' the notion of multiple personalities. If you like Sybil, you might also try I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, as well as the book that the movie, Charley, was based upon.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:27 AM
 
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"Charley" was based on a book called "Flowers for Algernon." I read it when I was a teen and it really stuck with me. The plot has more to do with mental retardation and experimentation than multiple personalities. I still have a copy of it - grab some Kleenex for the ending.

"When Rabbit Howls" is probably the best book I've read on multiple personalities. The author is Truddi Chase and it's her biography. She describes the disorder from a first person point of view and it's really fascinating.

Warning: The abuse that led to her fragmenting is pretty horrific. I had to skip over some of it.

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Old 11-28-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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I finished reading Sybil some days back. It didnt really scare me as much as parts of it grossed me out. I mean the physical abuse on her by her mother , it was too graphic and weird Another book on Multiple personalities that I really liked (and also frightened me ) was Sidney Sheldon's Tell me your dreams. Read that one a long time back, but loved it !
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:00 PM
 
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Sally Field was so amazing in that film. After Gidget, I did not think that she was much of an actress. She went to an acting coach and landed that part. She was fabulous.
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