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October 06 2011 4:00 AM ET

TAKE ME THERE TRISTAN TAORMINO X200 | ADVOCATE.COMThe Sum of My Parts: A
Survivor’s Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder


A harrowing memoir of abuse and
personal redemption, Olga Trujillo’s The Sum of My Parts (New Harbinger, $19) documents the abuse of a young
girl at the hands of her father and brothers (both physical and sexual). The
events of Trujillo’s childhood caused her to develop Disassociative Identity
Disorder, where her mind created alternate personalities to deal with the
abuse. Trujillo, a lesbian lawyer living in Wisconsin, chronicles her
terrifying but inspiring fight against her demons and Dissociative Disorder.
This powerful book is not for the faint of heart. — Neal Broverman 

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