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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I had to read this for a class in child abuse and neglect. Blackbird by Jennifer Lauck.

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

Interesting novel written by a victim of Julke by Proxy. Her mother was twisted, her father turned a blind eye and she was completely alone with her trauma. Gregory’s family–not only her mother, but her father and grandparents–are all insane. The language of the book is poetic and I found it to be completely believable, especially in light of the forward by Dr.

People really do suck. This book was horrifying and upsetting and gritty. Join me on my anti-memoir bandwagon. They hold in their creases the ability to change one’s life, organically, forever.

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Julie was carted to doctor after doctor, made sick with pills, all sorts of terrible things. She didn’t suffer enough, she should have been sicker, her mother should have been worse and I’m not alone in this, there’s other people who echo my thoughts but just aren’t aware that they’re hungry for the gore. 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.

Gregory had delved further into her mother and father’s histories she gives some background, This is an interesting personal account of a Munchausen by Proxy survivor.


Those interested in abnormal psychology may want to give this one a try. It is an unforgettable story, unforgettably told. The mom takes her to the doctor and tells the doctor all these simptoms she says her daughter has. Published September 30th by Bantam first published But,2 years after the book was written, Julie is still trying to get our children removed from our home. Read the book, it’s the literary version x of this lady. I highly recommend this book. To promote her book Julie flew from Ohio to Montana in I guess there is a sequel?

Jessop’s memoir had a story arc, there was rising tension and promises to the plot, but I don’t find that here.

I have never had a mental illiness or tried to kill myself,EVER!! For me, the overall vibe of the book just seemed a little too overdramatic and, thus, made it hard sickkened me to take it at face value. Her mother, on the other hand, seems curiously excited.

Julie Gregory

Hoo boy, this is a tough read. A powerful memoir about a young woman’s messed childhood dealing with Munchausen by Proxy MPB at the hands of her mother.

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. 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 some of the experience for me.

Unfortunately, Julie Gregory’s story is not especially compelling. Hardcoverpages. Her mother insisted that every possible test be done including invasive onesin order to “get to the bottom of this”.

Her new husband ju,ie on all sorts of pills now for all the things that are not wrong with him. Some of the events that happened to this girl is so sad. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Perhaps a heated argument between your parents? They come in all shapes and sizes, all races and religions. Giving the riot act to the doctors to the father to the social workers that turned a blind eye. I really need to stop reading memoirs.


I’m not surprised the abuse Ms. So fast forward to a couple weeks ago, when I was perusing the browse section of the library website. I think she also does a good job of showing how hard it is for abused children to reveal the abuse, and how many gregoru just don’t pay enough attention to the little clues and cries for help.

I skimmed after the th or so sad story.

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

One of these days, I will learn my lesson and stop reading memoirs altogether. In this memoir, the author shares her perspective of having lived through it. But no she said that jupie for her, that was her dinner and she hadn’t made us anything, we should get a pizza! Ah, yes, let me count your cracks. It is eerie to see her medical records and disappointing to see how medical professionals overlooked her explanations and implicitly gregkry her mother.

Is there a second book? She seems to be a woman in charge of her own health now, and the story rings of her strength and ability to find meaning and peace in her life.

I would list it in a spoiler tag, but just knowing which novel it is kind of spoils a major element of the novel. It is an extreme form sicmened child abuse and many children do not survive.

Where was this Brady Bunch episode?