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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Also, in the book, Gregory mentions being told by her mother that matches were suckers to eat. A very disturbing story about one child’s experience growing up under the care of her mothers affliction sickrned Munchauser by proxy. Her p A sickene memoir about a young woman’s messed childhood dealing with Munchausen by Proxy MPB at the hands of her mother.

They run grgeory 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.

She prides herself on being able to talk to doctors in medical terms. I would expect her mother to vociferously deny everything, no surprise there. It is an unforgettable story, unforgettably told.

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood by Julie Gregory

It just seemed to me that the author ought have been dead a long time ago or her mother caught and locked up somewhere if she was really gregoy to all of this unnecessary medical treatment and abuse. Once, three of us went to visit and expected a meal.


Written as a true story the book has shattered our home and the grdgory being of our two adopted children,Misty and Doug. View all 10 comments. Gregory’s prose was a little overblown and dramatic at times, she shifted tenses frequently and the last 30 pages or so dragged on without much structure but all in all, it was an interesting account of a childhood living with a MbP mother.

This biographical julei related to medicine in the United States is a stub. It makes it hard to connect with the story at its core.

Lists with This Book. But,2 years after the book was written, Julie is still trying to get our children removed from our home. If you are wondering if I like her, well she is more a friend of a friend that I have known forever, I don’t particularly but she can be good company. MBP could be presented in many ways… such as the Pine Sol scene from above or say, poisoning your child with excessive amounts of salt or um….

She scared the bejeezus out of me. Just as bad, if you ask me and, honestly, probably worse.

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On the other hand, I think Gregory exposes a kind of abuse that Hoo boy, this is a tough read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

She ran wawy from home because she had told some one that her parents where abusing the foster kids and her self so her mom got so mad so she told her to do some work before her dad came home to give her her beating. They hold in their creases the ability to change one’s life, organically, forever.


Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

She went home again and bagan feeling better. This child will not ruin her plans. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It reads more like a diary Two stars. Even if you had fabulous parents, I’m sure there were moments that have left you a little scarred.

Julie Gregory

Sickened is a remarkable memoir that speaks in an original and distinctive Midwestern voice, rising to indelible scenes in prose of scathing beauty and fierce humor. Pretty and pretty dislikeable. Her brother, so damaged by his childhood, that he’s repressed all memories of it. The circumstances were different for each child, but neither book is for the faint of heart; the background of the writer is horrendous, and it always amazes me what some people are able to survive and at least Munchausen by proxy MBP was not the worst of the abuse that this writer suffered as a girl; the other physical abuse and especially the emotional abuse stuck me the most.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. According to Gregory, sicmened mother even became upset when one doctor would not perform open heart surgery on her daughter. It is eerie to see her medical records and disappointing to see how medical professionals overlooked her explanations and implicitly trusted her mother.