Twenty-Two Faces demonstrates a clear and constructive mind, detailing the horrific effects of abuse and consequences that stem from such acts, an engrossing story that both horrifies and intrigues from page one. Byington offers an insightful and probing masterpiece of modern non-fiction literature; a perfect antidote to insular works that plague the area of this genre.
Robert Kroon, former Press Secretary General of the United Nations and veteran Time/Life reporter.
Twenty-Two Faces is a vivid, well-written account of one woman’s multiple personalities, effectively communicating the bewildering loss of time, intense internal conflict and traumatic origins of Multiple Personality Disorder. Jenny Hill takes readers inside her own suffering, pain, conflict and resolution, giving realistic hope to thousands so plagued and fragmented by these same flashbacks of gruesome, profound emotional shock.
Colin A. Ross, M.D., President, ISSTD and CEO of Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma, has appeared in a number of television documentaries and authored seventeen books including Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociate Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder) is known to occur in patients with histories of severe and relentless child abuse such as suffered by Jenny Hill. The public has a very distorted perception of this subject matter but those of us on the frontlines treating children and adults on a day to day basis who have suffered severe forms of torture, child abuse and sadistic practices, are all too familiar with the kinds of crimes and disorders described in Twenty-Two Faces.
Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D., President, ISSTD and author of The Dissociative Child, Maryland: The Sidran Press.
I was the primary therapist for Jenny Hill while she resided at the Utah State Psychiatric Hospital 1984-1985. Her multiplicity was found to be a result of childhood trauma: repeated rapes coupled with ritual abuse. Hill’s background as so eloquently portrayed in Twenty-Two Faces is congruent with what I observed at the hospital, including the narrative of Hill’s alter personalities.
Weston Whatcott, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., M.S.W.
Judy Byington is a wonderful on-air guest. She is informed, informative and lively.
Whatâ€™ s more she explains complex issues in simple yet emotional terms. Some of the
facts she brings to light are both enlightening and horrifying.
Jon Lieberman – Radio & Television Host, Reporter