Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sounds Like Crazy

Sounds like Crazy by Shana Mahaffey is a chaotic, sometimes comedic, and at times heart wrenching tale of what its like to live with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder).  Holly Miller, the main character in the novel, navigates through her every day existence with an additional five people living in her head and some of them battling for control over her very being.

The first half of the story is about struggling to find her own voice amongst that of her "committee" as the other personalities are called. The second half of the story is about dealing with events from her past that caused Holly to split various parts of her psyche as a coping mechanism. Overall the story is about triumphing over the past and conquering the future by finding the inner strength to face those past events and ultimately letting go.

This novel takes an incredibly serious subject and delves deeply into what its like to live with  DID but does so with heart, humor, and a lot of spirit. It shows the importance of family and how those same people have the power to both hurt and heal. Its a story about finding one voice among many.

You can read more about both the book and the author on Shana Mahaffey's website.

Disclosure: I was provided a copy of  this book by the author and TLC Book Tours for review.