I haven’t posted a book review here for some time because I use Goodreads for that. This book, however, moved me in ways that compelled me to share it here as well.
I’m Eve by Chris Costner Sizemore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published in 1977. The true biography of the woman whose story was only partially told in the 1957 book and movie, “Three Faces of Eve,” which depicted dissociative identity or multiple personality disorder. In her own mind-wrenching, heart-grabbing introspective, Chris Costner and her cousin Ellen open up the tormented mind of the real “Eve.” Unlike the movie portrayal, she was not “cured” when the third personality, “Jane,” emerged as an assumed integration of the other two. She suffered deep psychological terror, physical ailments, and familial disruption through a succession of nineteen other personalities over twenty more years. This book provides not only a personal perspective of the tortured existence of someone suffering severe psychological disorder, but also an objective, sometimes dispassionate insight into causation and amplification. A must-read for anyone interested in impro the complex layers of mental health.
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