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

Jenny Colvin said...

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

Gilion Dumas 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