Records the life of a young woman who assumed sixteen personalities, possibly due to abuse by her neurotic mother, and describes the events and outcome of her eleven years in psychoanalysis.
Flora Rheta Schreiber was the psychiatry editor of Science Digest when she first heard about Sybil. She spent seven years writing this book. She is also the author of The Shoemaker. She died in 1988 in New York City of a heart attack.