All of Me

All of Me
All of Me

All of Me

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


384 Pages, 5.25 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $24.99 (CA $33.99) (US $24.99)

ISBN 9781613744703

Rights: US & CA

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2012)


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A captivating inside look into living with dissociative identity disorder

Taking the reader through an extraordinary world where the very nature of reality is different, this personal narrative tells the story of one woman’s terrifying battle to understand her own mind. From the desperate struggle to win back the child she loves to the courage and commitment needed to make sense of her life, this account recalls Kim Noble's many years in and out of mental institutions and various diagnoses until finally being appropriately diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID). Described as a creative way some minds cope with unbearable pain, DID causes Kim's body to play host to more than 20 different personalities—from a little boy who speaks only Latin and an elective mute to a gay man and an anorexic teenager. 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 and helps readers understand the confusion, frustration, and everyday difficulties in living with this disorder.


"Though I cannot even begin to imagine horrors Kim faced as a child, I am struck that neither the abuse nor its devastating consequences have destroyed this woman's spirit, humor, or capacity to love. [S]he is one terrible, exquisite, and beautiful work of art."  —Independent

"[A] fascinating, moving, and frequently funny life story; we couldn't put it down."  —

"Kim Noble is the . . . gold standard for the extreme end of dissociative identity disorder."  —John Morton, fellow of the Royal Society and professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of London

“A remarkable portrait of a fractured world slowly pieced together by a tenacious set of people.”  —Publishers Weekly

“[A] powerful memoir . . . deeply moving.”  —Kirkus Reviews

"This is the best multiple personality biography in a long time."  —Booklist

Author Biography

Kim Noble is an artist whose work has been exhibited around the world. She appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in October 2010 to discuss the disorder.