ALL OF ME Kim Noble
Kim Noble is an artist whose work has been exhibited around the world. A bubbly and vivacious mother, to meet her you probably wouldn't think anything was wrong. However, in 1995 she was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), for as a child her personality splintered and fractured (possibly as a creative way to cope with unbearable pain). Now her body plays host to more than twenty different personalities, or 'alters': women and men, adults and children, of many quirks and characters. Some alters age with her body; others are stuck in time. All of Me takes you into her extraordinary world, where the very nature of reality is different. Kim tells of her battles to understand her own mind; of her struggle to win back her child; and of her courage and commitment in trying to make sense of her life. It is by turns shocking, inspiring, sometimes funny, and deeply moving.
384pp, 135mm x 216mm, Paperback, 2011