Book Club Selection: Switching Time by Richard Baer

finished 05.12.10

Switching Time was a book club selection for May. I am unable to attend the actual book club meeting, but I read the book anyway. The book was written by a doctor about the treatment of a patient of his who has multiple personality disorder. I thought it was an interesting read both from the doctor prospective (how the heck to do you treat this disease?) and from the patient prospective (what is it like to have multiple personalities?). The patient, Karen, developed multiple personalities after many years of brutal abuse, which are all chronicled and are very detailed and grotesque. I had to set this book down many times and read something fun and upbeat. It can get to you. At the same time it was interesting and I was glad the book club had me read something I wouldn’t have normally.