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This link collection includes all reviews of Becoming One, beginning with those written for the 1997 print edition, followed by all current reviews pertaining to the new 2014 updated edition.

1997 Print Edition Reviews

2014 Edition US Amazon Reviews

2014 Edition UK Amazon Reviews

2014 Edition Goodreads Reviews

2014 Edition Reviews on Other Sites

 
 

 

1997 Print Edition Reviews

  • Midwest Book Review ~ (Review written before MBR began archiving reviews on their website, so this is not a direct link to the review.)
  • “Severely abused as a young girl, Sarah Olson began at age three to dissociate (to split herself into a number of “alters”). While internal personalities were an essential part of her survival from extreme trauma, Sarah was not herself fully cognizant of their existence until she underwent therapy with the gifted psychotherapist, Howard Asher. With Asher’s support and guidance, Sarah eventually overcame numerous life obstacles and challenges to become fully integrated. Becoming One is an important contribution to the growing movement of survivors and their allies working to put an end to childhood sexual abuse. Highly recommended.” ~ Midwest Book Review
     

  • Straightforward and Informative
  • “Takes you directly into the world of multiple personalities –uncompromising, highly descriptive, yet in no way sensationalized.”
     

  • This is a rare and valuable book for survivors of abuse
  • “The author’s extensive online experience with thousands of survivors of abuse, doing peer counseling, makes her very aware of the problems of others; so many books are based on a ‘sample size of one,’ being only the author’s memories, which in the case of DID, may be incomplete. I learned a lot about my own DID from the author. … At $50-$250/hour for therapy, this book is almost literally ‘worth a million’ to the survivor or anyone forming a relationship with a survivor.”
     

  • Read it if only for the Foreword or Howard Asher’s insights
  • “If you are in any kind of distress, especially if you are MPD/DID and feel isolated, labeled, and misunderstood, and as someone else wrote here about this book “can’t afford 250 dollars for a therapy session” – you can get an incredible opportunity to be inspired by Howard Asher’s insights, wisdom, understanding of the phenomenon of MPD/DID and the human nature by reading this book.”
     

  • One of the best ever written
  • “The author’s journals, transcripts of therapy, and writing ability make this a fascinating account.”
     

  • JIGSAW PUZZLE/MOSAIC
  • “Piecing Sarah back together is like piecing a puzzle or mosaic together. Once all the pieces are in place, you are left with a beautiful image. Sterling work.”
     

  • The best book
  • “This book is the VERY BEST account for this disorder. She not only tells a brave, powerful, true story. She also helps one to understand the disorder in simplier terms.”
     

  • Highly recommended
  • “This book gives incredible insight into the work required by both the therapist and the patient with DID. … I recommend Becoming One for both therapists and for those who continue to suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder.”
     

  • Excellent Book!
  • “It offers an insight to the intimate details of a therapy process. The writer is very candid about what caused the trauma. We get the benefit of knowing the journey she took to heal from the horror of her childhood. Helpful and Hopeful.”
     

  • AMAZING!!!
  • “In process myself and working through much of what Sarah describes, I could only say that I feel validated and believed, and perhaps for the first time, understood, by someone else. I felt like I was reading my life in so many ways–years behind her in the process, hearing my therapist in her transcripts–it gave me hope that there is a point where things come together and it doesn’t rule your life anymore. I’m thankful that she told her story and I hope that when people read her book they are able to understand the truth in what she’s saying. It means a lot to be believed.”
     

  • Excellent Resource
  • “It’s a great resource and I am glad I added it to my collection of MPD/DID resources. I am learning more and more about this diagnosis. It is more than I learned in medical school.”
     

  • Amazing Book
  • “Wonderful book for a reference for my classes. Provides some good ideas on how to work with individuals that have this disorder. Would recommend to others.”

 

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2014 Edition US Amazon Reviews

  • Skeptical but Pleasantly Surprised
  • “What I found so interesting about the book and why it differs from so many available is that it has a mixture of both speaking about the history that resulted in the DID as well as focusing on the healing.”
     

  • An amazing story of hope and strength
  • “[Sarah] doesn’t pull any punches, doesn’t gloss it over or compare herself to other survivors. She is honest, straightforward and eloquent in the telling of her story. It’s a must read for therapists, survivors and loved ones who deal with this truly remarkable disorder.”
     

 
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2014 Edition UK Amazon Reviews

  • Highly Recommended, a Must Read book
  • “How one girl’s journey began, the truth behind what happens when in an abusive childhood, life is fragmented and you descend into a world of dislocation and how to claim your self all over again.”

 

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2014 Edition Reviews on Goodreads

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  • Katy Messier: 5 Stars
  • “At no point in the book did I feel drowned in either psychology or overtly graphic narratives of abuse. At the same time, neither was sugar coated – it had a feeling of being very real to me.”
     

  • Bee Halton: 5 Stars
  • “I know about Dissociative Identity Disorder since many years but I believe even if you have no idea what it means this book will give you a brilliant insight. Of course the idea that there are more than one person in a body is scary and confusing. But if you are open to this fact and can get over the notion that a person with DID is crazy then you will learn an awful lot about what abuse in childhood means for an adult.”
     

  • Quotes from Becoming One
  • A collection of quotes from Becoming One posted by Goodreads members.

 
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2014 Edition Reviews on Other Sites

 
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