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All of Me

How I Learned to Live with the Many Personalities Sharing My Body

By Kim Noble

All of Me
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  • Hardcover: Oct 2012,
    384 pages.
    Paperback: Oct 2012,
    384 pages.

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Elena Spagnolie

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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.

It's difficult to fully comprehend the challenges and frustrations of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). It seems an impossible disorder to cope with – blacking out and waking up in unfamiliar places and situations, not having any memory of your different personalities' actions, people constantly blaming you for things you never said or did, having no sense of continuity – it's maddening. But what's truly scary is realizing that the brain's decision to split is actually its way of protecting a person from unbearably traumatic events – most commonly, childhood sexual abuse.

In her memoir, All of Me: How I Learned to Live with the Many Personalities Sharing My Body, Kim Noble (a name given to her at birth that she has now learned to respond to) describes, with great honesty and a bit of dramatic flair, her experiences living with DID. As a young child, ...

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With guidance from a therapist, this video records some of the 20 personalities of Kim Noble.

Kim Noble explains her paintings:

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