Summary[ edit ] Mason is given the pseudonym "Sybil" by her therapist to protect her privacy. Originally in treatment for social anxiety and memory loss , after extended therapy involving amobarbital and hypnosis interviews, Sybil manifests sixteen personalities. The names of these selves were also changed to ensure privacy. Sybil Isabel Dorsett , the main personality Victoria Antoinette Scharleau , nicknamed Vicky, self-assured and sophisticated young French girl Peggy Lou Baldwin , assertive, enthusiastic, and often angry Peggy Ann Baldwin , a counterpart of Peggy Lou but more fearful than angry Mary Lucinda Saunders Dorsett , a thoughtful, contemplative, and maternal homebody Marcia Lynn Dorsett , an extremely emotional writer and painter Vanessa Gail Dorsett , intensely dramatic, fun loving, and a talented musician.
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Start your review of Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities Write a review Oct 02, Brooke rated it really liked it Recommends it for: anybody who is interested in the mysteries of the human mind Another old book review from my blog: This 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.
When I was reading the sections describing what she had done to her daughter, I was literally beating my head Another old book review from my blog: This was one seriously fucked up book.
Good thing there was nobody around to hear me except for Magnum. 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?
Not to mention that most of the conversations in the book were probably transcribed from tapes. But despite slightly distracting writing quality imperfections, this book was completely absorbing. The more I got to know about Sybil and the strange ways her unconscious had devised to help her cope with her abusive childhood, the more I felt like I was losing my own mind. These are the kind of things I found myself thinking about on the bus, or walking down the street, while reading this book.
I would recommend this book to anybody who is interested in the mysteries of the human mind. Not sure. Feb 22, PM Dahoon The book is fiction Apr 19, PM.
Flora Rheta Schreiber
Sybil – Flora Rheta Schreiber
Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities