Sybil AUTHOR Flora Rheta Schreiber review ✓ 104

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Sybil AUTHOR Flora Rheta Schreiber review ✓ 104 ☆ Here is the unbelievable yet true story of Sybil Dorsett a survivor of terrible childhood abuse who as an adult was a victim of sudden and mysterious blackouts What happened during those blackouts has made Sybil's experience one of the most famous psychological cases in the worldBlackouts has made Sybil's experience one of the most famous psychological cases in the worl. I read this at 17 doing work training at aa psychiatric hospital and imagining that I had found out what I wanted to do I liked the book fine although I struggled with the narrative One thing I had issues with was that Sybild being obviously severely so disturbed could pose as uite balanced and 'normal' in her everyday life The was certainly not what I saw in the patients I met and interacted with every day At about half the book I made the mistake of asking a professor about it and he told me that the account of the book was not true This kind of brought the second half down a notch I did follow this one up with When Rabbit Howls however noting that Truddi Chas was up to 92 personalities from Sybil's 16 I had a nagging feeling that the would either topped by someone with a few hundred or be discredited at some point

Flora Rheta Schreiber ☆ 4 review

Here is the unbelievable yet true story of Sybil Dorsett a survivor of terrible childhood abu. Another old book review from my blogThis was one seriously fucked up book I have never seen the movie but of course knew what I was in for when I got the book The name Sybil is very well known and carries some stigma in pop culture However I had no concept of the extent or the perversity of Sybil's mother's abuse which had been the prime instigation for Sybil's dissociations When I was reading the sections describing what she had done to her daughter I was literally beating my head with the book and saying That's so fucked up out loud Good thing there was nobody around to hear me except for Magnum As far as writing style I wouldn't say it was the best A little too clinical in the language and a little lacking in the dramatic elements I am sure this is mostly due to the fact that the author Flora Rheta Schreiber was a psychiatrist and this was one of her first only novels Not to mention that most of the conversations in the book were probably transcribed from tapes But despite slightly distracting writing uality imperfections this book was completely absorbing The I got to know about Sybil and the strange ways her unconscious had devised to help her cope with her abusive childhood the I felt like I was losing my own mind It was strange to ponder upon the potential psychoses that our brainsminds are capable of It seems that no matter how normal we might tell ourselves we are there are so many things we can't rememberso many events in our childhoods that can only be known through other people telling usit's frightening to wonder where those memories are and if there is some unconscious self lying beneath our conscious personality that is hoarding those memories from us or from a different perspective is protecting those memoriesand yet they are inaccessible to our waking self These are the kind of things I found myself thinking about on the bus or walking down the street while reading this book Also it was my first step away from sci fifantasy in some time and it opened my mind up to new knowledge of psychology and psychoanalysis that I found fascinating and plenty of food for thought I would recommend this book to anybody who is interested in the mysteries of the human mind

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Sybil AUTHOR Flora Rheta SchreibSe who as an adult was a victim of sudden and mysterious blackouts What happened during those. I had to read this in high school for my Psychology class I'd never heard of Sybil or multiple personalities I was so skeptical about all of it that when I read the book I had a hard time stopping with the class We weren't allowed to read ahead and I was chomping at the bit to read the ending Great book and side note the movie is just as good Sally Field was superb in it