Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Minds of Billy Milligan

I finished reading The Minds of Billy Milligan last week. It was actually my second time reading this book. This is one of my very favorite books because it gives a great interpretation of what I want to do when I become a psychologist. My main goal is to work with multiple personalities, and this book is a wonderful story on that.

The Minds of Billy Milligan is a true story on a man, named William Milligan, who was arrested in the late 1970's for committing rape on three women at Ohio State University. It was later known that he suffered from multiple personalities and that one of his other personalities committed the rapes. Billy Milligan also made history because he was the first person to be found not guilty by reason of insanity for having mulitple personalities.

This is the true, very contraversial, story of Billy Milligan. This story is what made me want to be a clinical psychologist. It was the first psycological story I read. I read it a few years ago, but realized I really couldn't remember all of the details to the story so I decided to read it again. If you have ever read Sybil (or even seen the movie) you will love this story. It's the shocking, sad story of how this man ended up with 24 personalities. I highly recommend it to everyone. Once you start it, you wont be able to put it down.

Next on my reading list: Twilight...which I've already started and should be done with in a couple days.

1 comment:

  1. Aw im sorry girl, I hope you get to see him soon! I am having fun with my cousins dog, she is too sweet. I hope your weekend was good!