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Sybil Exposed : The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case,9781439168288

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

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 6/12/2012
Publisher(s): Free Press
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Now available in paperback, Sybil Exposed is the New York Times bestselling book that offers a new perspective on the smash hit book and film, Sybil, and on multiple personality disorder itself. Journalist Debbie Nathan gives proof that the allegedly true story was largely fabricated. Nathan reveals what really powered the legend: a trio of womenthe willing patient, her ambitious shrink, and the imaginative journalist who spun their story into bestseller gold. From irresponsible therapeutic practices, to calculated business decisions, the story Nathan unfurls is full of corrosive sexism, unchecked ambition, and shaky theories of psychoanalysis exuberantly and drastically practiced. It is the story of how one modest young woman's life turned psychiatry on its head and radically changed the course of therapy, and our culture, as well.

Author Biography

Debbie Nathan has been a journalist, editor, and translator for almost three decades. Debbie’s work has won numerous national and regional awards, including: The H.L. Mencken Award for Investigative Journalism, PEN West Award for Journalism, theTexas Institute of Letters Award for feature journalism, and the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Service Journalism.

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