Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood. Julie Gregory, Author, Marc D. Feldmann, Foreword by Bantam $ (p) ISBN. Sickened: The Memoir of a Münchausen by Proxy Childhood is a autobiographical account by Julie Gregory of the Münchausen syndrome by proxy child. Julie Joell Gregory is an American author of Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood, an autobiographical account of the Münchausen.

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Gregory’s family–not only her mother, but her father and grandparents–are all insane. Gregory has a lyrical yet forthright style.

Lincoln Award Nominee To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Can you remember the fear from that moment? They run several test but all of them came out negative indicating that nothing w Its about this girl who’s parents asumes shes sick and always has her missing school to take her to the doctors.

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

The story was a clusterfuck of events and the fact that Gregory could document this AND include photos adds to the rubbernecking, trust me shows a committed resolve to get people to pay attention. While you get a thorough understanding of this manifes Despite all life has waged against her, Julie Gregory has an empowered voice.

Basically a parent or other figure convinces you that our sick and you need to go to doctor to doctor to find out what gregorg wrong with you. External links [ edit ] Julie Gregory’s website Image http: In addition, My Father’s Keeper recounts allegations of physical and emotional abuse inflicted by Gregory’s father.

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I’ve seen Munchausen in my practice and it is an ugly disease, and very diffcult at times to detect. This site uses cookies.

She seems to be a woman in charge of her own health now, and the story rings of her strength and ability to find meaning and peace in her life. Jun 10, Erin Cataldi rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve read a lot of true crime and child abuse books and it never fails to resonate with me when someone can treat a child like this.

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I’m not sure what to even say about this book. Leroy, Sickened is written with a lyrical directness that is both riveting and horrific.

There’s only so much screaming and abuse you can read about before it all becomes a wave of blah. Once the hardest layer dissolves, I flop the match against the side of my teeth and crunch the softer bits off the stick, spitting the white flimsy paper to the floor, swallowing the rest.

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View all 10 comments. Through her painful metamorphosis, she discovered the courage to save her own life—and, ultimately, the life of the girl her mother had found to replace her. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Some are excellent — e. How you try to make yourself small, to try to stay out of sight. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: They come in all shapes and sizes, all races and religions. Instead, they are hurting their child. Even when you shake them out, they’ve left permanent wrinkles in the fabric of your soul.

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Sickened is written by one such child, now an adult, who spent most of her young life in hospital wards being told she In an era where we’ve recently been faced with headline stories of kids like Hannah Milbrandt and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, used as gregogy to get sympathy, money and attention for their mothers, Sickened shouldn’t be all that surprising, yet it is – the fact that a parent would not only do this to a child but also go to such efforts to hide it, that’s a whole new level of disturbing.

She only went to college on days she got a ride, walking to the bus stop was just too much for her. I’m grwgory surprised the abuse Ms. Records can be lost, falsified or exaggerated yet a testimony with no witnesses is treated immediately as suspect. And I bet you still carry it around with you.

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