SYBIL Exposed

The name “Sybil” has become synonymous with multiple-personality disorder, because of the 1973 best-selling book of that title and a made-for-TV movie based on the book that starred Joanne Woodward  (thanks for the correction — see comments  — Sally Field actually played Sybil, with Woodward as the psychiatrist. Woodward starred in an earlier movie about multiple personality disorder, now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder,  The Three Faces of Eve).

A new book questions whether “Sybil” actually had the disorder, or whether she pretended to have it to play to the interests of her psychiatrist. The book was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition today.

Sybil Exposed
Debbie Nathan
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Free Press – (2011-10-18)
ISBN / EAN: 143916827X / 9781439168271

The original book is still available in mass market paperback.

Flora Rheta Schreiber
Retail Price: $9.99
Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing – (2009-04-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0446550124 / 9780446550123

2 Responses to “SYBIL Exposed”

  1. Susan Pober Says:

    Joanne Woodward starred in the title role in”The Three Faces of Eve”, based on the book by Corbett Thigpen. Sybil starred Sally Field in the title role, although Joanne Woodward was also in this movie, playing the doctor.

  2. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    Thanks for the correction!