I think there are two fundamental problems with this book. First, Dr. Spanos is a researcher and not a clinician, and, because of this, I think he is seriously limited in his view of the events that he is attempting to understand and explain to us. He does not mention and even seems to discount and minimize childhood histories and unconscious or psychodynamic views of these events; as a result, he presents what I believe is a simplistic view of multiple personality. Second, Dr. Spanos essentially collapses the concept of multiple personality along with what he calls the sexual abuse survivor movement and the development and popularity of incest resolution therapies into one concept, which he then argues against. He talks about multiple personality early in his book, but the real focus and power of his argument is directed at the issue of what is essentially group hysteria in some instances of alleged pervasive sexual abuse, incest, or supposed satanic cult behavior. In these instances, certainly, a very widespread phenomenon involving alleged victims, naive and reactive therapists, lawyers, judges, and other individuals have all participated in creating what is essentially a false event. His apparent outrage is understandable, and many people would agree. The supposed sexual abuse at certain day-care facilities immediately comes to mind.