"To escape the horror of violent abuse, the two-year-old child "went to sleep" and created the inner world of "the Troops," the 92 voices that shielded her from pain, but that she didn't know existed until adulthood. this is a journey through the fragmented world of the multiple personality—told by the Troop."—Amazon.com.
Simone Larsell, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Simone Larsell)
Truly harrowing and wholly disturbing, Truddi Chase's story is a fascinating read. As her story unfolds, being told by the innumerable personalities that emerged throughout her life to help her cope with the terrible things she endured as a child at the mercy of the stepfather, it paints an intriguing portrait of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Collectively known as The Troops, they have come together to tell her story to her therapist, slowly but surely moving toward the unspeakable act that initially made Rabbit, the youngest of them, howl in agony.
Definitely not for everyone, but I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who doesn't shy away from the darkest facets of humanity.
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momx3, December 16, 2006 (view all comments by momx3)
This is a really heavy book. I would NOT recommend it for the young or faint of heart. Profoundly sad and at the same time remarkably enthralling. Her -THEIR- strength in getting their lives worked out was amazing. A very good example of what it takes to overcome such a horrifying childhood.
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