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Living with Multiple Personality Disorder

photoRobert Oxnam was president of the Asia Society, a China scholar, companion to Rockefellers, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet — a man of gold-plated resume and accomplishment. He was also and still is a classic case of "multiple personality disorder."

Behind the facade of Robert Oxnam there was a public figure, boiled Bobby, Tommy, Baby, Robbey, a witch, a librarian — eleven personalities in all. They rollerbladed, cheated, menaced, moaned. Their battle, born in childhood trauma, almost killed him. He survived, and now tells his story.

Hear a conversation with Robert Oxnam, multiple personality disorder, and a fractured mind.

Guests:

Robert Oxnam, who often accompanies prominent Americans — including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and former President George H.W. Bush — on trips to China. His new book is "A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder.";
Jeffery Smith, pyschiatrist. He has worked with Robert Oxnam for 15 years.;
Vishakha Desai, current President of the Asia Society. She has been married to Robert Oxnam since 1993.

This program aired on October 27, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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