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 really need to stop reading memoirs. No matter how interesting the subject matter may seemthe memoir is inevitably terrible. And this book is no exception. My mouth waters when I see their shimmery crimson tips. 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.
Once the hardest layer dissolves, I flip the match against the side of my teeth and crunch the softer bits off the stick, spitting the white flimsy paper to the floor, swallowing the rest.
But I should have heeded the warning signs. For me, the overall vibe of the book just seemed a little too overdramatic and, thus, made it hard for me to take it at face value. Immediately upon finishing, I hopped online to do some research. I wanted to know what I could find out about the mom. Julie wrote the book: Totally unknown to me and without my permission the book used my actual name and pictures.
Written as a true story the book has shattered our home and the well being of our two adopted children,Misty and Doug. To promote her juli Julie flew from Ohio to Montana in Julie also presented herself as a graduate student of Psychiatry from Sheffield University, England. There is no Masters Degree for Julie there, nor did she graduate. Convinced that the children were in grave yregory our children were immeadately taken from our home.
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Not only were Ed and I in shock but it terrified our children to be abruptly taken from the home that they had been in for gdegory years. Both children were crying and terrified. Misty was 13 years old at the time and Doug was only 7 years old. Then there was the National T.
Program and a write-up in a nationally known magazine makeing me out as a horrible child-abuser,a mentally ill person and a mother that had continually tried to take her own life. Meanwhile, Ed was hospitalized 6 days from the stress! The truth is that Julie was never abused to begin with. 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.
I have never been arrested for anything in my life,EVER!! I have never had a mental illiness or tried to kill myself,EVER!! I was not charged with anything in a court of law and our children were returned to Ed and I. But,2 years after the book was written, Julie is still trying to get our children removed from our home.
Misty and Doug are in counciling to try and help them cope with this. Julie petioned the Attorney General of our state and the Governor here too besides her web-site petition. I will be happy to provide records to our innocence as well as recent pictures of our adopted kids if interested. Does anyone have any suggestions for us? The mom denies the allegations of abuse. Just as bad, if you ask me and, honestly, probably worse. Like many memoirs, this is a book that had potential.
And the inclusion of medical records was somewhat interesting. I am also anti-memoir these days, as it has been a long time since I read a decent one. 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!
IF the mother suggested without prompting to perform open heart surgery on her little child then there should have been Social Services banging down the door of the family home to investigate and haul Mommy From Hell off to the nearest Funny Farm. It just seemed to me that the author ought have been dead a long time ago or her mother caught and locked up somewhere if she was really subjected to all of this unnecessary medical treatment and abuse.
I take this memoir with a grain of salt at best. I was not a fan. Interestingly, these are the same women who geegory to seek adoption or fostering more kids after the first ones fly the coop, because sickenwd want an emotional hostage who will love them unconditionally, and who will allow them to control every aspect of their lives.
There is no proof in the book. I read the book and found it sincere and very well written. Records can be lost, falsified or exaggerated yet a testimony with no witnesses is treated immediately as suspect.
The way things unfold in the wickened does not seem false to me at all. The language of the book is poetic and I found it to be completely believable, especially in light of the forward by Juli. Feldman, who explains how most cases of MBP are never discovered as people are incredulous that a mother could possibly do this to their own offspring.
I would expect her mother to vociferously deny everything, no surprise there. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Menu Skip to content. One of these days, I will learn my lesson and stop reading memoirs altogether. Join me on my anti-memoir bandwagon. Want to read along with me? Reviews of these books are coming soon: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!