It was an interesting book written in a non writers way I found the story interesting but found it repeated some of the same things overage over where it could have referenced the previous events and reactions but it rehashed them I cannot imagine living a life like this and it s very sad that this is brought onto anyone This is one of those things that would be interesting in a documentary format on tv or in a movie. It was good but not has profound as I expected I was curious about Kim s past and exactly had created the DID but she never got to it It is still a good biography of a person dealing with this illness. 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 Than 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 There isn t a way to say this without sounding weird, but mental health is my element it interests me to no end, and books surrounding its various topics always manage to make it to my TBR list Ever since I discovered that some people close to me suffered from Dissociative Identity Disorder, I wanted to learn about it, and a friend suggested that I check out All of Me by Kim Noble, a book written by a DID sufferer who is at the extreme end of the scale.For those who don t know what it is, DID is the official name for multiple personality disorder Usually occurring when a child is frequently abused during their childhood, the mind fractures into separate personalities, protecting itself from the harsh realities of the abuse It is easily understood if you think about it as there is only one body, but different minds go through stages of dominating it Each new personality is as real as you and me for example, the woman who wrote this book is not actually Kim Noble Kim is merely the name for the body, but she doesn t really exist any The woman who wrote this is called Patricia, the most dominant personality in Kim s body The majority of this is her memories of life ever since she was young the earliest memory being probably one of the first times she was out after being created.I d never measure up one mental disorder against another, as they are all horrible to suffer from However, I must admit that DID seems terrifying Imagine what it would be like to find out that there were other people sharing your body That you just switch out, and a different person comes and takes your place And that, perhaps worst of all, to the rest of the world you don t actually exist Imagine being told that It s hard to believe, but it s true The mind works in complicated ways.I m inspired by Patricia s story impressed by Kim s body s story as a whole From the beginning, I knew she had DID but to read along as Patricia was accused time and time again for things she didn t do, and to watch at her desperate attempts at getting people to believe her It was heartbreaking really but fascinating For example, the body gave birth to a girl called Aimee, but Patricia was oblivious to it throughout the pregnancy and for four months afterwards How can you not realize that you have a growing bump on your stomach Easy the body protects the personalities from realizing anything that could harm them further Certain personalities were aware of the pregnancy Bonny and Dawn especially but the others were oblivious Just like Ken, the gay man, doesn t realize that he is in a woman s body to him, he has no female features, just likes men.Now I m sure you will be wondering, well, with all those different personalities, is it safe to bring up a child Actually, yes, it is, and I genuinely believe that.Yes, there are some personalities who would not be able to look after Aimee for example, Judy, a fifteen year old herself However, the body seems to realize when it or the ones it cares about are in potential danger, and it does everything it can to stop it For example, one personality repeatedly attempted suicide but immediately after whatever was done, another personality kicked in and got the help the body needed to survive As I said earlier, the mind is a curious thing.Overall, I adored this book It was a bit repetitive, but then again, I suppose Patricia felt like parts of her life were just on an endless repeat of her telling people that she didn t do something, but never being believed Although this has taken me about two weeks to read due to the quite depressing content, it was actually a smooth read Patricia s language just flowed along, and I found myself wanting to know about these different personalities within Kim s body I think that if you like books about mental health and are interested in learning about them, then this definitely should be added to your TBR list Kim Noble and all her different personalities are brave and inspiring people need to hear her story. Kitab daha detayl anlatmak ad na n ki inin a z ndan yazabilirdi Ya ananlar korkun ve trajik ama buna neden olan etkenleri hi anlatmam Ya da herbir karakteri b l m b l m i leyebilirdi Kitab n tamam hat rlam yorum kelimeleri ile dolu Kitab n ad hat rlam yorum olsa daha iyi olurdu. Bir bedende ka ayr ki ilik ya ayabilir Yapmad n z eylerden dolay s rekli cezalar almak,bilinciniz yerine geldi inde s rekli gitmedi iniz bir yerde uyanmak,uyand n z zaman bulundu unuz yeri ve kim oldu unuzu anlamaya al mak..ah aahhh sen ki benim sa l kl bir akla sahip oldu um i in k r sebebimsin.Hayat m zda bazen o kadar k k eyleri b y t p devasa sorunlar haline getiriyoruz ki b yle kitaplar okuyup arada kretmeliyiz gibi geliyor. Wat een bijzonder boek Dit wordt geschreven door een vrouw met verschillende persoonlijkheden Gebeurd door misbruik toen zij nog heel jong was Bizar om te lezen, maar h l indrukwekkend Fascinating This book is broken into two parts Part one contains a lot of details and reflections of what it was like for the author to grow up and function with this disorder before she was diagnosed I couldn t help but struggle watching the lack of understanding on the part of her parents, teachers and even trained doctors It took what seemed like forever for the author to be diagnosed and ultimately, supported Her journey through the mental health system was heart wrenching At times it felt like there was no end in sight and this got to be a bit redundant Part two summarizes life for the author after diagnoses, including examples of artwork created by the author and the other individuals who share her physical body Overall, it was an interesting read. Book title All of Me My incredible story of how I learned to live with the many personalities sharing my body What a baffling nightmare of a life Her or should I say their story ends on a hopeful note, though Accepting the diagnosis has led to a rewarding and less frightening life for all the fragments that make up Kim Noble.
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- 384 pages
- All of Me
- Kim Noble
- 22 January 2017 Kim Noble