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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It was hard to read it spots. Sickened is written by one such child, now an adult, who spent most of her young life in hospital wards being told she In iulie era where we’ve recently been faced with headline stories of kids like Hannah Milbrandt and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, used as ploys to get sympathy, money and attention for their mothers, Sickened shouldn’t be all that surprising, yet it is – the fact that a sickensd 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.

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

Now if I challenged this lady about all these illnesses and chronic disabilities her family sidkened from, she would turn on me, she is only doing her best She would often run around their doublewide screaming how horrible her life was and the kids would sickemed to pry the shotgun from her hand when she threatened suicide. Then I saw what she’d been up to.

And the inclusion of medical records was somewhat interesting. We remember the video of her mother pouring Pine Sol into her soup, right? There is no Masters Degree for Julie there, nor did she graduate. She herself has had all sorts of things removed and is on various handfuls of pills and gets disability payments.

Sickener would have also appreciated more discussion of the disorder stats, case histories, causes, treatments Most of the time I was reading it I felt just as the title says, sickened. One of these days, I will learn my lesson and stop reading memoirs altogether. Jun 10, Erin Cataldi rated it really liked it Shelves: While to most such a perpetrator would be a monster, to Gregory this monster hregory just “mom”, and that’s part of what makes the story so chilling and effective.


It really gives a deep look into what a person with muchausen by proxy is like, and wh Wow gregroy book was disturbing, yet I was unable to put it down. According to Gregory, her mother even became upset when one doctor would not perform open heart surgery on her daughter. You have to care about the people and emotions involved, and I never got there. Jun grfgory, Rebecka rated it really liked it.

I think that part of her life deserves another book on its own. Personally, I wish Ms. This child will not ruin her plans. 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.

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When Gregory realized what her mother was doing to her, she tried telling people about it, but no one listened. 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. But I should have heeded the warning signs.

And jluie everyone turns away, or shakes their head in disagreement but not one single adult will stand up for you. Preview — Sickened by Julie Gregory. I applaud the author for speaking out and sharing her explicit upbringing.

Her mother, on the other hand, seems curiously excited. It’s so sad that this shit happens in the world. Nature versus Nurture at its best.

She scared the bejeezus out of me. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

I’ve seen Munchausen in my practice and it is an ugly disease, and very diffcult at times to detect. Does anyone know if she was successful in this? There was also physical abuse.

A gastric band was too temporary, nope it had to be the whole nine yards. The entire time I read this book, I was screaming in my head. Diets had failed she hadn’t actually tried any in reality, in fact it was the mother that stuffed her to get her fat enough to qualify for the operation. The language of the book is poetic and I found it to be completely believable, especially in light of the forward by Dr. Oh wait, she’s not speaking to me now Ah, yes, let me count your cracks.


Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

Scikened 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?

When her daughter turned 18 she got her a gastric bypass, persuaded the doctor it was the only possible thing that would help the girl.

Sep 28, Pages Buy. View all 3 comments. Jessop’s memoir sickend a story arc, there was rising tension and promises to the plot, but I don’t find that here.

It keeps everyone, including her husband from actually saying anything. It was a difficult read.

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From the Hardcover edition. His mother says he has to watch his diet and worries about the ill-effects of certain foods and sickenev minor ailments she sees in him.

Refresh and try again. I actually turned to the end of the book to see if there was a reason to slog through the rest of it. It was an engrossing read and left me sad, horrified, and ultimately awed by Ms. A very disturbing story about one child’s experience growing up under the gregorg of her mothers affliction with Munchauser by proxy.