A Mind of My Own: The Woman Who Was Known as ""Eve"" Tells the Story of Her Triumph Over Multiple Personality Disorder

Chris Costner Sizemore, Author William Morrow & Company $19.95 (299p) ISBN 978-0-688-08199-7
Even after the book and the film The Three Faces of Eve broke records in the late 1950s, the identity of ``Eve'' was kept secret and little was known about multiple personality disorder (MPD). Subsequent publications, The Final Face of Eve and I'm Eve --both written by Sizemore in collaboration with professionals--told more of the story Sizemore augments here. Retracing her life from birth in 1927 in Virginia, the author makes one understand the ``persons'' who took turns submerging her until she ultimately mastered the intruders, asserting ``the mind of my own.'' Sizemore gives credit to the therapists who helped, but none more than her husband and children, described here as miracles of ``devotion, commitment,'' which readers will agree may be an understatement. The author has been publicly active on behalf of the mentally/emotionally ill since her recovery in 1977. Literary Guild alternate; film rights to Sissy Spacek. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1989
Release date: 09/01/1989
Genre: Nonfiction
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