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(Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood.pdf) A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor s examining table missing yet another day of school Just twelve she s tall skinny and weak It s four o clock and she hasn t been allowed to eat anything all day Her mother on the other hand seems curiously excited She s about to suggest open heart surgery on her child to get to the bottom of this She checks her teeth for lipstick and as the doctor enters shoots the girl a warning glance This child will not ruin her plans br br b Sickened b br br From early childhood Julie Gregory was continually X rayed medicated and operated on in the vain pursuit of an illness that was created in her mother s mind Munchausen by proxy MBP is the world s most hidden and dangerous form of child abuse in which the caretaker almost always the mother invents or induces symptoms in her child because she craves the attention of medical professionals Many MBP children die but Julie Gregory not only survived she escaped the powerful orbit of her mother s madness and rebuilt her identity as a vibrant healthy young woman br br b Sickened b 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 Punctuated with Julie s actual medical records it re creates the bizarre cocoon of her family s isolated double wide trailer their wild shopping sprees and gun waving confrontations the astonishing na vet of medical professionals and social workers It also exposes the twisted bonds of terror and love that roped Julie s family together including the love that made a child willing to sacrifice herself to win her mother s happiness br br The realization that the sickness lay in her mother not in herself would not come to Julie until adulthood But when it did it would strike like lightning Through her painful metamorphosis she discovered the courage to save her own life and ultimately the life of the girl her mother had found to replace her b Sickened b takes us to new places in the human heart and spirit It is an unforgettable story unforgettably toldDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood books for multiple devices.