Flock, The : the autobiography of a multiple personality

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Title: Flock, The : the autobiography of a multiple personality
Publisher: Fawcett Books
Publication Date: 1992
  • 0449907325

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I absolutely love this book, I had to read it for school, but once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down, I think it only took me 2 days to read!! I am so interested in this subject, it intrigues me so much; I find it fascinating. I recommend this book to anyone who has a heart. :) Someday I think it would be so incredible to meet Ms. Casey, she seems like an astounding woman.

Review by Amy M
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I read this book and like others I could not put it down. I have read many other books on DID but found the diary of both Joan and Lynn [therapist] very interesting.I would recommend it .

Review by Anonymous
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I loved this book! I also read The Three Faces of Eve and Sybil at the same time, and this really stood out. I enjoyed the parts from the Psychiatrist, and this was a really really good introduction to the disease.

Review by Anonymous
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This book is great. It’s especially amazing the way she (they?) decided that the pain suffered by the Flock had been dealt with, and how they handled it. I almost gave it away, but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.

Review by Bart Agee
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This book has changed my life. I wish that I could speak to Joan as she could answer so many questions I have. I have been recently diagnosed with DID and am really struggling with so much. The book is amazing for anyone dealing with DID or if someone close to you that has been diagnosed with it. Please know, we are not crazy - just tormented with pain. And to those therapists that do not believe in this disorder... I do not believe in your existence as well.

Review by Christy
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I personally think this book received better reviews that deserved. Although I do admit that this book was an easy read (for the most part), if you’ve read other books on DID, this is pretty much the same-o, same-o. The relationship she had with her therapist is rather unrealistic unless you’re thinking of a therapist without strong boundaries. I have a therapist whom I can contact whenever I need to, but I would never go to their home. The thing that made this book just plain boring was all of the journal pages. Now, I know that I’m talking as a multiple, so I do suppose that the journal pages might be interesting to people who just want to learn about it. But book after book of MPD, this one doesn’t stand out from the rest. Just this Deaf multiple’s view.

Review by Deafmom
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This is a very well-written and useful book; I’ve recommended it to a number of my friends who are trying to understand not just the psychological jargon that describes mp, but how it *feels* from the inside. For me, the wonderfulness of the book lies in its ability to explain how it feels to switch, to be unaware of others inside and yet live with them, etc.; this was so helpful to me, as it was the first thing I read that described these experiences in terms that were familiar to me and matched my expe

Review by Light Virginia of the Garden
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I was able to finish the book in only two days, and it was the first I’ve read on DID since Sybil was first written. I felt the perspectives of both the patient and therapist were really helpful to understand both the treatment options and course of the illness. Although some of the details of the abuse were recounted, recovery is emphasized rather than the sordid details of the trauma. The Flock is both a compassionate and compelling account of struggle and hope.

Review by Lynn
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I read this book a few years ago and I liked it a lot. It explained the feelings of one of the pesonalities as well as the fellings of all of them as a group or of the therapist. It fascinated me. I read a lot of books about the ‘disorder’ and tried to understand it. This book helped me very much.

Review by Patricia
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I read this book many years ago and it changed my life.My wife had been recently diagnosed when I read it.Because of the acceptance I read about I was able to more fully accept all 46 personalities as parts of our family. Life has not been easy But this book helped me to help and my life has been better because of it.

Review by Paul
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I read the book a few years ago.My therapist had used the term dissociative disorder.I was so afraid to ask what that meant.I read several books,and The Flock was one of the first one.I wanted to know what a person with DID felt.I thought the book was wonderful.I couldn’t put it down.

It was full of compassion,and I got very involved.I cried in some parts of the book.I’d recomend it to anyone who wants to understand.

Review by Rebecca
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I thought I had recovered from MPD/DID ten years ago after six years of treatment by a wonderful therapist. However, under stress at work and home, new parts began coming out. This book is helpig me tremendously to realize that I still have work to do. All of my severely traumatized parts are taken care of, but others still need help. A big thank you to the author for the courage to write this book. I am working on mine currently.

Review by Sandra
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This book was extremely fascinating and I literally could not put it down. It made me feel serious compassion for both authors, and has increased my understanding of MPD. It has really sparked my interest in psychology of the mind. I am incredibly thankful to Joan Casey because her story has really changed my life.

Review by Sara
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