All of Me

All of Me

How I Learned to Live With the Many Personalities Sharing My Body

Book - 2012
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Taking the reader through an extraordinary world where the very nature of reality is different, this personal narrative tells the story of one woman's terrifying battle to understand her own mind. From the desperate struggle to win back the child she loves to the courage and commitment needed to make sense of her life, this account recalls Kim Noble's many years in and out of mental institutions and various diagnoses until finally being appropriately diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID). Described as a creative way some minds cope with unbearable pain, DID causes Kim's body to play host to more than 20 different personalities--from a little boy who speaks only Latin and an elective mute to a gay man and an anorexic teenager. Sometimes funny and ultimately uplifting, this brave illumination of the links and intersections between memory, mental illness, and creativity offers a glimpse into the mind of someone with DID and helps readers understand the confusion, frustration, and everyday difficulties in living with this disorder.

Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press : Distributed by IPG, c2012.
ISBN: 9781613744703
Characteristics: xii, 369 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hudson, Jeff

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jrhaasdyk1
Apr 05, 2015

Beautiful work for raising awareness of mental health. Well-written, passionate and transparent.

Patty211 Aug 06, 2013

I have to say I love this book I think we all have a little of what just happen or having another personality. I recommend it to any one. Really good book.

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jrhaasdyk1 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Apr 05, 2015

A little girl named Kim has been abused, over and over again. But she has found the perfect hiding place: she has ceased to exist. In her place, hundreds, maybe thousands of personalities, 'alters', have come out of her splintered consciousness. None is aware of the existence of any of the others. Patricia, who would eventually become the dominant personality, writes about what she can recall of her life, and slowly comes to terms with the idea that the huge chunks she cannot deny are missing from her memory, belong to other personalities who share her body.

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