When I was first given a friends copy some years ago, I read it in three days. This book is truly inspiring, and tells the tale of how Sybil's life was run by her personalities. Having now read this book numerous times, it still has the capacity to shock me when discriptions are given of the abuse inflicted on Sybil by her mother. The personalities and their ways of living their lives had me shaking my head in wonderment that Sybil did not go insane, living with them yet not knowing their existence until her therapy began. I highly recomment this book, whatever your interests, but especially if you are involved with children who have been abused. 5 Stars!