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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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Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

The entire time I read this book, I was screaming in my head. Gregory’s determination to break free of both being abused and being an abuser.

Refresh and try again. A powerful memoir about a young woman’s messed childhood dealing with Munchausen sikcened Proxy MPB at the hands of her mother.

Julie Gregory

The fact that Julie not only survived, but was able to tell her story is testament to her bravery. Eventually she did remarry to someone who was close to me and although his mother disapproved saying, “She’s tried all the men in the community but no-one wants to take her on with all her sick children, so why you? She was on the sofa of course so we poked around. Jun 13, Petra Eggs rated it really liked it Shelves: The terror I remember from that moment is immense! I was not so fond of the language… it was too flowery or too embellished making her seem more dramatic than she needed to be.


He has a very strange relationship with his mother. This child will not ruin her plans.

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood – I Know What You Should Read

Giving sickenwd riot act to the doctors to the father to the social workers that turned a blind eye. Written as a true story the book has shattered our home and the well being of our two adopted children,Misty and Doug. Woof, this was a hard one to ready.

If he got his act together he could go to university, but that would mean work.

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It is tragic that abuse is continued in families through this horrific illness and children are miserable and die because of it. Jan 06, tee rated it liked it Shelves: Some of the events that hap This disturbing memoir is the account of a mother who intentionally invented symptoms and illness for her daughter to gain attention from medical professionals.

Sociopaths and other manipulative people are scary because they are practically unstoppable, something we’ve probably all run into, and that part of the book also gave me chills. Not as jarring as The Glass Castle in my opinion but still… Christ… what the hell? Trying time and time again to have a reltionship with either parent when both refuse to own skckened to what they did, the mother trying to do it all over again to another pair of children making the authors life hell still today.

I understand her relationship with her parents directly tied into the medical side of things, but the crazy drama definitely overshadowed Julie’s experiences with Munchhausen’s by Proxy. I have never been arrested for anything in my life,EVER!! We are experiencing technical difficulties.


Oct greglry, Sammy Sutton rated it it was amazing. But if you’ve read it you might know what I’m talking about here. Imagine living with Gregory’s experiences.

This book really distressed me. Sickened is a remarkable memoir that speaks in an original and jjlie Midwestern voice, rising to sicened scenes in prose of scathing beauty and fierce humor.

Gregory’s mother frequently took her to various doctors, coaching her to act sicker than she was and exaggerating her symptomsand demanding increasingly invasive procedures to diagnose the girl’s imaginary illnesses. Articles lacking sources from July All articles lacking sources Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

When Gregory realized what her mother was doing to her, she tried telling people about it, but no grefory listened. IF the mother had her little child thinking that flammable matches were candy then she should have been thrown up under the jail and locked up indefinitely! You will be hearing a lot about this one. Just as bad, if you ask me and, honestly, probably worse.

When the family doctor changed to a very handsome and charming man, home visits were needed too. I think it’s more a symptom of getting benefits if you don’t work.