9780099466291

Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood

Gregory, Julie

ISBN 10: 0099466295 / 0-09-946629-5
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
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. 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, 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: not solely a victim of child abuse.

Review:
"A painful but wonderfully written memoir that should create greater awareness of a bizarre disorder... Keen self-awareness, a sharp eye for details, and an original, poetic voice."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"This story of unfathomable child abuse is told with remarkable wit, compassion, and courage. It's a work of beauty from a beast of a childhood."
--Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors and Dry

"Like some Diane Arbus photograph come to life, Julie Gregory's Sickened offers us a portrait of quintessential American Disturbos in all their tender, heinous can't-look-and-can't-look-away glory. A miraculous book by a woman whose very survival is itself a miracle."
--Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight

"Set in a southern-culture-on-the-skids world reminiscent of J.T. Leroy, Sickened is written with a lyrical directness that is both riveting and horrific. 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."
--Ann Magnuson, actress, singer, writer

"A stunning account by a courageous woman who journeyed from the depths of hell to reclaim her own power and worth. Julie Gregory casts an extraordinary beacon of healing. You will be hearing a lot about this one."
--Alan Cohen, author of I Had It All the Time

"A born storyteller with perfect pitch, Julie Gregory guides the reader through this surreal form of cruelty, in which the ultimate weapon is the scalpel, with originality, gusto and heart-stopping courage."
--Sylvia Fraser, author of My Father's House: A Memoir of Incest and of Healing

"Gripping self-disclosure by a remarkable young woman . . . Sickened will surely and finally impact the proper diagnosis and treatment of children caught in the terror of MBP."
--Chris Monaco, Ph.D., Director, Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline

"This searing and beautiful memoir represents a genuine triumph
of the human spirit."
--Marc D. Feldman, M.D.

From the Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood: Search Results

1.

Gregory, Julie
ISBN 10: 0099466295
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 178 x 110 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. 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. 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, 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: not solely a victim of child abuse. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099466291

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.64
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
2.

Gregory, Julie
ISBN 10: 0099466295
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 172 x 110 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. 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. 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, 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: not solely a victim of child abuse. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099466291

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.64
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
3.

Gregory, Julie
ISBN 10: 0099466295
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Bookseller: Grand Eagle Retail (Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 110mm x 178mm x 22mm. Paperback. 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.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.226. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099466291

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.68
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
4.

Gregory, Julie
ISBN 10: 0099466295
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Bookseller: Internet Bookshop UK Ltd. (Gloucestershire, GLS, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: 2004-09-30., 2004. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 320pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1760725

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4.10
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
5.

Gregory, Julie
ISBN 10: 0099466295
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Bookseller: Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries Ltd. (Galway, N/A, Ireland)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 5

Book Description: Arrow. Book Condition: New. 2004. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . The price of this book has been TEMPORARILY REDUCED BY 25%. Order now to avoid disappointment Over 350,000 customers served online!. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099466291

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.79
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From Ireland to U.S.A.
6.

Gregory, Julie
ISBN 10: 0099466295
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Bookseller: Internet Bookshop UK Ltd. (Gloucestershire, GLS, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: 2004-09-30., 2004. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New edition. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 384pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1530633

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4.46
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
7.

Gregory, Julie
ISBN 10: 0099466295
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Bookseller: Internet Bookshop UK Ltd. (Gloucestershire, GLS, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: 2004-09-30., 2004. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New edition. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 320pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1637662

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4.95
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
8.

Gregory, Julie
ISBN 10: 0099466295
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Bookseller: Internet Bookshop UK Ltd. (Gloucestershire, GLS, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: 2004-09-30., 2004. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 384pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1529050

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4.96
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
9.

Gregory, Julie
ISBN 10: 0099466295
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Bookseller: Internet Bookshop UK Ltd. (Gloucestershire, GLS, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: 2004-09-30., 2004. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 320pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1724553

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4.98
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
10.

Gregory, Julie
ISBN 10: 0099466295
ISBN 13: 9780099466291
Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 5

Book Description: Arrow. Book Condition: New. 2004. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099466291

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 13.75
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book