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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Some are called friend, colleague, neighbour. I knew I was going to be in for a rough ride. Gregoty thing is, Gregory’s abuse was severe and it doesn’t matter how mild a case of Munchausen’s it was- if you put yourself in her place, in the body and mind o a fragile, dependent child – the experience must have been horr Weirdly, ones first reaction is to want more from this book.

However, possibly because the emphasis was on his genuinely-sick older brother there is only a year between them he escaped the full brunt of his mother’s malign attention and he is a high-achieving young man. You have to care about the people and emotions involved, and I never got there.

Leroy, Sickened is written with a lyrical directness that is both riveting and horrific. From the Hardcover edition.

I also hope that her mother has been brought to justice and has had the right to have access to children grfgory from her.

The book itself was fairly well written. She ran away and lived in a correctional shelter for teens. The things done to this child ranged from saying that she “wasn’t as pretty as the other girls and never would be” to forcing her to eat an elderly mans “snot rag” their words, not mine.

All The Right Books: My final project was about traumatic childhood experiences and the comorbidity with violence later in life, if that gives you an idea of what I spent my time researching back in the day.

This book was a little disappointing. Rewritten to protect the guilty and me from embarrassment. Through her painful metamorphosis, she discovered the courage to save her own life—and, ultimately, the life jlie the girl her mother had found to replace her.


Gregory was able to gain such perspective about what happened during her childhood, and to seek emotional freedom from it. It reads more like a diary Two stars. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I think that part of her life deserves another book on its own. It reads more like jklie diary without the benefit of any adult perspective or introspection.

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

I did read to the end because I was curious about the fate of the family, but could not identify with any of the characters. It’s what happened to the little girl in the sixth sense. Retrieved from ” https: She is small and pretty and probably anorexic.

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!

Jul 20, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: Gregory suffered went on as long as it did, because of how sneaky and insidious the disease is. I know what it’s like to try to do as many after school activities as possible because home was the last place you wanted to go back to.

This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [The book ends with Julie reaching for the phone, apparently to report her mother to the authorities and thus prevent Tina from having a childhood like she Julie had had. Then I saw what she’d been up to. Trying time and time again to have a reltionship with either parent when both refuse to own up 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.

Dec 24, Sara rated it it was ok. But no she said that was for her, that was her dinner and she hadn’t made us anything, we should get a pizza! But when it did, it would strike like lightning. View all 24 comments. A Memoir of Incest and of Healing “Gripping self-disclosure by a remarkable young woman.

I applaud the author for speaking out and sharing her explicit upbringing. She seems to be a woman in charge of zickened own health now, and the story sickkened of her strength and ability to find jullie and peace in her life. I think she also does a good job of showing how hard it is for abused children to reveal the abuse, and how many adults just don’t pay enough attention to the little clues and cries for help. The first one is always the best, and I pluck it out and get it fast on my tongue, waiting for the metallic zolt to rush my taste buds.


She was on the sofa of course so we poked around. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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The circumstances were different for each child, but neither book is for the faint of heart; the background jilie 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 mulie this writer suffered as a girl; the other physical abuse and especially the emotional abuse stuck me the most.

Apr 09, Angela jupie it really liked it. When Jklie 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.

My faith in humanity waned big time then. Unfortunately, Julie Gregory’s story is not especially compelling. One of these days, I will learn my lesson and stop reading memoirs altogether.

The first one is always the best, and I pluck it out and get it fast on my tongue, waiting for the metallic zolt to rush my taste buds. I’m not surprised the abuse Ms. Views Read Edit View history. Woof, this was a hard one to ready.

Monsters should never, ever be grebory “Mum” or “Dad”. Julie petioned the Attorney General of our state and the Governor here too besides her web-site petition. Read the book, it’s the literary version x of this lady.