Has anyone ever seen a critical or skeptical review of this book? It seems like several promininent cases of multiple personalty disorder, like “Sybil,” have been debunked lately, but I haven’t been able to find anyone who has challenged Truddi Chase’s story. On the web, all I’ve found are glowing reviews and recommendations for the book.
I’m curious about her specifically because I saw her about 7 or 8 years ago on Oprah and have wondered ever since what became of her and what the general opinion of her story in the scientific community is.
One part of the Oprah interview that always stayed with me occurred close to the end, when either an audience member or Oprah herself commented that, during the program, it appeared that Truddi had slipped into different personalities. Oprah asked the audience if anyone else had noticed, and several hands went up. Truddie herself seemed surprised at the comment. She’d been emotional, and had broken down into tears and recovered several times, but it never looked to me like she “became a different person.” It looked to me like people had seen what they wanted or expected to see, and maybe it was reinforced communally or something.
Anyway, I have yet to hear a skeptical view of this woman’s story, and I was wondering if anyone with any insight into her case had offered one? Thanks
“I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it,” Jack Handy