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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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. She can’t work because of her back or do much housework. Julie Gregory reminds us that those who find the courage to slay the dragons of their past and stop the cycle of abuse are the true heroes of the world.

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IF the mother had her little child thinking that flammable matches were candy then she should have been thrown up under zickened jail and locked up indefinitely! Munchhausen’s and Munchhausen’s by Proxy are fascinating syndromes. She was on the sofa of course so we poked around.

Nov 19, Pages. She scared the bejeezus out of me. That said, this is really a bizarre diagnosis with devastating implications and tregory book is competently written, if not the best of its kind. To promote her book Julie flew from Ohio to Montana in Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Munchausen by proxy is when you make someone else sick to get attention.

The realization that the sickness lay in julif mother, not in herself, would not come to Julie until adulthood. As for me, just reading an encyclopedia article on this syndrome would have been enough. It is an unforgettable story, unforgettably told. She had been divorced for years but didn’t want to remarry for fear of losing various benefits.

Retrieved from ” https: For me, the overall vibe of the sikcened just seemed a little too overdramatic and, thus, made it hard for me to take it at face value. I know, I know, that’s cheating. They spend their childhood afraid, and once they hit adulthood with all these hangups-that are there no matter how well hidden they are.


Gregorg reads more like a diary Two stars. Menu Skip to content. Notify me of new posts via email. I am just astounded that someone could manipulate the system and their children as she has and that no one, doctors and hospitals included, although I used to tell my mother and she didn’t believe it but she was a hard old biddy at times, even seemed to suspect it. Jan 21, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: She was starved, beaten, and taken out of school for doctor’s visits and hospital stays.

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Soo much trauma, I can’t even imagine. Prior to this book I had never heard of MPB, but after reading this sordid tell all, I definitely have a grasp for how horrible it is. They run several test but all of them came out negative indicating mulie 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 does an admirable job writing about the abuse without becoming maudlin or playing for sympathy. But if you’ve read it you might know what I’m talking about here.

Interestingly, these are the same women who continue to seek adoption or fostering more kids after the first ones fly the coop, because they want an emotional hostage who will love them unconditionally, and who will allow them to control every aspect of their lives. Julie Gregory grew up in an abusive household.

Imagine living with Gregory’s experiences. We remember the video of her mother pouring Pine Sol into her soup, right? Her brother, so damaged by his childhood, that he’s repressed all memories of it. May 07, Kim rated it liked it Recommended to Kim by: It drew me in fast and kept me riveted.


Much of the narrative was sicened and felt bulky thanks to the author’s penchant for metaphors, some that worked better than others. She didn’t suffer enough, she should have been sicker, her mother should have been worse and I’m not sickfned in this, there’s other people who echo my thoughts but just aren’t aware that they’re hungry for the gore.

In addition, My Father’s Keeper recounts allegations of physical and emotional abuse inflicted by Gregory’s father. I was not a fan. 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.

Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood

Jul 20, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 gregiry partially overcome.

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. I actually turned to the end of the book to see if there was a reason to slog through the rest of it. Basically a parent or other figure sicmened you that our sick and you need to go to doctor jullie doctor to find out what is wrong with you.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. The truth is that Julie was never abused to begin with. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.