Alternatives to a Frozen Mouse

Alternatives to a Frozen Mouse


A. J. Mouse

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This wasn’t my life to begin with. It wasn’t my body either.

I inherited both, and more, from Mouse.

Mouse created me. She had created another life when she was four so she knew how. That’s what people with Dissociative Identity Disorder do.

You see, terrible things happened to Mouse when she was very young, so she decided to simply stop growing up when she was eight. Her body aged but she didn’t. At eleven, when something even more despicable happened, Mouse froze herself in time, leaving her life, body, and name to me. Mouse remains an afraid and damaged young girl, living in The Deep inside of us. But don’t worry, she isn’t alone.

My name is Jade and I am an alternate personality – the main personality but an alternate nonetheless. I live in this body with Mouse and the other alters: Peter, Neil, Jane, Zen, Nancy, Ray, and Lucy. For over twenty years there had been no more splitting, no one new. Then Anne came along, making alter number ten.

This book is the first part of our journey integrating Anne into her new life. It was her idea to write about it and both our ideas to dedicate this book to Mouse …

Our Frozen Mouse – the author of us all.


Product details

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm
Pages: 274 pgs

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Samuel Colbran
Customer review

I knew I was going to review this book and within the first few chapters, I knew it was going to be 5-stars. The thing is how to review it; this stirred emotions in me that range from sadness to anger to wonder and on to happiness. There is a lot in this book, and being only 276 pages, all I can say is wow!
Being a fictional (fantasy) writer, I can appreciate the different feel of this book. As it wasn't written by one person but many, which in turn did not detract from the flow and beauty of this wonderfully written book.
I want to write more, but I have nothing left to write. This has become one of my favourite books of all time!
All I can say is thank you, Jade, Anne, Peter, Neil, Jane, Nancy, Zen, Ray, Lucy and most of all Mouse for creating this moving book and sharing your story.

M G Ryan
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When I first started reading this book (as part of a book club), I really didn't know what to expect. It is also not the type of book I would generally read, but once I started, I couldn't stop. I found I experienced a range of emotions with this book, but was always wanting to know more and what happened next. I was left with a few unanswered questions, but certainly look forward to reading more.

Erina Booker
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I hope that I can do this extraordinary book some justice within this review. From the beginning, I could not put it down. It is very well-written & flows cogently at all times, & although the subject matter is intense, I recommend this book wholeheartedly.
The author lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder, & 'walks' us through her life, her 'alternatives', & how they came to be. They are her survival responses to the lowest brutalities forced upon her as a child, & like a daisy bush (her metaphor) that splits, grows a new shoot, splits again, & grows another, this is a way in which she describes how her DID came to be.
Without denigrating the immensity of DID, we readers have personas that we superficially use to deal with different situations, so we probably have a 'baby step' towards resonating with this huge adaptation/survival-skill/response to appalling trauma.
I am in awe of, & applaud, the author & her unique, candid story.

Jade B
Customer review

Anne Jade Mouse, I sometimes struggle to concentrate when reading but your book is easy to read. It's written simply with language that isn't condescending. It's like having a conversation with an old friend.

Customer review

I absolutely recommend this book, i was hooked from the first chapter, this book provides an inside look into DID that removes the sensationalised view of this condition often portrayed in holywood and the media. A wonderful inside look that will tug at your heart strings and take you along for the ride. Settle in, get comfy and dont forget the tissues, youve got a new group of people to get to know!