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Friday, March 1, 2013

Book Beginnings: Sybil Exposed

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case by Debbie Nathan

"'What about Mamma?' the woman psychiatrist asks her patient, another woman, who is lying on a divan in the early 1960s."

That's pretty much the picture in my head of "Sybil's" therapy sessions, even before I read the sentence, so it's nice to have that reinforced.

3 comments:

Juli Rahel said...

I haven't heard of this book or the case, but it definitely sounds interesting! I recently watched the film 'Mama' and now that's all I can think off when I read your quote! Thanks for sharing! Here's my Friday post!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Unknown said...

I read an earlier account of this story and it is intriguing for sure.

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

The movie so affected me and all my friends when we were young -- not to mention that it shaped our understanding of mental illness and child abuse. I want to read this!

Thanks for sharing the opening on Book Beginnings on Fridays!

Rose City Reader