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

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Julie Gregory grew up in an abusive household.

Nov 19, Pages Buy. I would have also appreciated more discussion of the disorder stats, case histories, causes, treatments Weirdly, ones first reaction is to want more from this book.

Very disturbing, yet impossible to put down. In this memoir, the author shares her perspective of having lived through it. I have the court records showing she tried to accuse me of child abuse in to get out of being found guilty in a court of law for an offence that she committed.

It’s a horrifying book reminiscent of “A Child Called It. It’s a testiment to her strength and intelligence that Ms. Despite all life has waged against her, Julie Gregory has an empowered voice.

While to most such a perpetrator would be a monster, to Gregory this monster was just “mom”, and that’s part of what makes the story so chilling and effective. Hoo boy, this is a tough read. Looking for More Great Reads? Until I read this book. She would often run around their doublewide screaming how horrible her life was and the kids would have to pry the shotgun from her hand when she threatened suicide.


This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat It must have been extremely cathartic to write and I hope that she’s in a much better place these days. Her mother, on the other hand, seems curiously excited. There were three breaded chicken breasts in the oven along with oven chips, more than enough for four and a whole baguette of cheesy garlic bread. She is looking for admiration for her knowledge and sympathy for her plight as she has to care for them despite her own physical limitations.

She is now an expert writer and spokesperson on Munchausen by proxy and an advocate in MBP cases. It was an engrossing read and left me sad, horrified, and ultimately awed by Ms.

Basically a parent or other figure convinces you that our sick and you need to go to doctor to doctor to find out what is wrong with you.

The realization that the sickness lay in her mother, not in herself, would not come to Julie until adulthood.

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Is there a second book? Julie petioned the Attorney General of our state and the Governor here too besides her web-site petition. It’s what happened to the little girl in the sixth sense. Sickened is the autobiograpy of a woman who fell victim of her mother who suffered from the psychological disorder, Munchausen’s by proxy, and her journey to as “normal” a life as possible. When Gregory finally realized what her mother was doing to her, she attempted to tell several people about the situation, but those she told either expressed disbelief or paid no attention.

She did not take pills or anything the doctors over the years prescribed. His mother says he has to watch his diet and worries about the ill-effects of certain foods and various minor ailments she sees in him.

When the family doctor changed to a very handsome and charming man, home visits were needed too. According to Gregory, her mother even became upset when one doctor would not perform open heart surgery on her daughter. Jan 06, tee rated it liked it Shelves: Some are trusted, admired and respected.


Her parents got all the insurence money and her mom went to Mexico with the guy who lent them the trailer Look Inside Reading Guide.

Much of the narrative was repetitive and felt bulky thanks to the author’s penchant for metaphors, some that worked better than others.

Her mother had Munchausen by Proxy, a mental disorder that causes someone to seek attention by inflicting medical symptoms on a dependent. Perhaps a heated argument between your parents? Gregory talks about a gamut of horrors that she experienced, and how medial professionals were so quick to believe her mother instead of looking at the evidence in front of their eyes, evidence that would have shown how they were being manipulated.

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In addition, My Father’s Keeper recounts allegations of physical and emotional abuse inflicted by Gregory’s father. I am probably the only human being on the planet that hated Pelzer’s The Lost Boy, for various reasons including what I thought of as terrible writing; and unfortunately, this book reminded me a little too much of that one, and that ruined julif of the experience for me.

Jan 13, ElphaReads rated it really sickende it Shelves: Goodreads suggested this to me, perhaps because I gave such a high rating to Carolyn Jessop’s memoir about living in Warren Jeff’s society.

Aug 10, Deborah rated it it was ok Recommends it for: