Divided Minds

What kind of diabolical voices would make a highly intelligent person feel the urgent need to cover her body in oil and then flick her bic? What would it be like to live an entire adult life tormented by such voices? And all this while your twin sister lives a productive life with marriage, children and career as a successful doctor? That’s the subject of this gripping memoir by twin sisters Pamela Spiro Wagner and Carolyn S. Spiro, M.D. Thank God Pamela hasn’t acted on her bic lighter hallucinations. She’s a brilliant, award-winning author and poet who may have just contributed the most insightful book yet written about the mind of a person suffering from chronic schizophrenia.