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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

This book really sets out to do what it was meant to do, to show

This book really sets out to do what it was meant to do, to show that abuse really does happen and, even though people are harmed by the abuse, they are able to come forward and heal. How I wish I could say that this book is not true, that children don't get hurt, and t...
This book really sets out to do what it was meant to do, to show that abuse really does happen and, even though people are harmed by the abuse, they are able to come forward and heal. How I wish I could say that this book is not true, that children don't get hurt, and that rituals don't happen. I wish I could say there is no evil in the world, and that is not true. Evil lurks in families, and children are the brunt of that fragmentation. Dissociation and alter creation is not a hysteria, it is a fact. It is only through horror and the extensive use of repeated abuse that such psyche damage can take place, and this book describes it well, from the inside, and what it's like to be a child living through these extremes of damage. No one would want to make this up or could even think this up, if it were not true. Most people can't even understand this evil that lurks in man. It takes a brave person to speak their truth, and Judy Byington is speaking for many who have experience of extreme abuse. Thousands of people are healing from abuse so unfathomable that some many never recover. It takes a brave, courageous heart, and a belief in a higher purpose, that gives a stepping stone to recovery. Judy, thank you for taking the step to help so many and thank you Jenny, for allowing your story to be told.

Shamai Currim PhD

posted by Shamai on November 9, 2012

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15 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Just saw Jenny on Dr. Phil

I have not read the book. But the interview on Dr. Phil was very interesting. I do believe that she is DSD. But I do not think this therapist wrote this book out of the goodness of her heart, for the betterment of Jenny, or her family. At one point Jenny said she di...
I have not read the book. But the interview on Dr. Phil was very interesting. I do believe that she is DSD. But I do not think this therapist wrote this book out of the goodness of her heart, for the betterment of Jenny, or her family. At one point Jenny said she didn't know about the Nazi who programmed her mind. Her therapist had to "remind" her about the old man. Additionally, this therapist does not have the families support, sued the son to prevent him from showing a documentary he made for a college class. After saying she worried about how it made Jenny look, she said also copywrite reasons. Jenny has signed over lifetime rights to her therapist, a direct conflict of interest between a patient and her doctor. The therapist is banking all of the money, and Jenny is not getting any. Dr. Phil was skeptical, his audiance and I are also skeptical. The Dr. Was paid for her services, now is making a profit off of her patient, and Jenny, who sufferred through all of this recieves nothing. Think twice before giving credence to this story.

posted by 1-Ammy on January 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Just saw Jenny on Dr. Phil

    I have not read the book. But the interview on Dr. Phil was very interesting. I do believe that she is DSD. But I do not think this therapist wrote this book out of the goodness of her heart, for the betterment of Jenny, or her family. At one point Jenny said she didn't know about the Nazi who programmed her mind. Her therapist had to "remind" her about the old man. Additionally, this therapist does not have the families support, sued the son to prevent him from showing a documentary he made for a college class. After saying she worried about how it made Jenny look, she said also copywrite reasons. Jenny has signed over lifetime rights to her therapist, a direct conflict of interest between a patient and her doctor. The therapist is banking all of the money, and Jenny is not getting any. Dr. Phil was skeptical, his audiance and I are also skeptical. The Dr. Was paid for her services, now is making a profit off of her patient, and Jenny, who sufferred through all of this recieves nothing. Think twice before giving credence to this story.

    15 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Judy Byington should be sued for the way she has exploited this

    Judy Byington should be sued for the way she has exploited this family. This book is garbage.

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Would not buy this book! Only gave it a star because it wouldnt let me post without it!

    After seeing this story on the Dr Phil show I thought about buying the book but decided against it. I think the author is taking advantage of this poor woman and her story. I have no doubts that parts of her story are probably true. There is a lot of evil on this world. Someone posted that she was just holding the money while this woman was on disability, if thats true that can be criminal. By saying shes on disability I assume they mean Social Security disability & you are very limited in the amount of money you can earn so in effect not only is the author taking advantage of this woman she's helping break federal laws! Shame on her!!!!!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Very poorly written, with implausible, and in some cases impossi

    Very poorly written, with implausible, and in some cases impossible, claims. The author admitted on national television that Jenny Hill gets none of the proceeds from the book. No trust fund or account has been set up for Jenny Hill; the money all goes to Judy Byington. Jenny Hill's family is on record stating that Judy Byington exploited and manipulated the fragile and impressionable Ms. Hill, and that this book is filled with lies.

    If you're interested in stopping abuse, please donate your money to a battered women's shelter or to a charity for abused children. There are many reputable organizations that fight for victims and survivors of abuse. But whatever you do, don't line Judy Byington's pockets with money that she made by exploiting Jenny Hill and lying about the Hill family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    This book is so poorly written it is a chore to read. The text i

    This book is so poorly written it is a chore to read. The text is disorganized and chapters contradict each other. The protagonist, allegedly went through sexual & other physical traumas but we, the reader, is expected to believe that no one at school noticed marks left on her face when her father reportedly pushed tacks into it. No one noticed a little girl dazed and roaming the neighborhood with a trail of blood dripping after several rapes?

    The text defies logic & reason throughout.

    Survivors of sexual trauma are not supported by such nonsense as this book published as if it is nonfiction. The author is trying to resurrect societal ills of yesteryear, namely multiple personalities and Satanic panic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Total bs

    This book is so ridiculous and farfetched its impossible to believe any of it, the author should be touting this as fiction

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    I've not read this book but by reading the overview this sounds

    I've not read this book but by reading the overview this sounds eerily familiar. An old black and white movie was made called "The Three Faces of Eve." Over her lifetime she had 22 different personalities, odd that this woman does too. Also odd, a lot of this woman's alter egos sound like what Eve's were. So how much is real and how much did the therapist Jenny sees place in her head from someon else's alters. I work in a field where I do see these types of things so I know it does happen to people. I just find it odd that this story almost completely matches that one.

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    Posted September 29, 2012

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    Posted September 26, 2012

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