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Sickened : The True Story of a Lost Childhood (Aussie Only Bookring)
by Julie Gregory | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by Funkybamboozle of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 12/18/2004
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Funkybamboozle from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, December 18, 2004

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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. 


Journal Entry 2 by Funkybamboozle from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, February 02, 2005

8 out of 10

Written in the same style as "A child called it".

The author is dragged from doctor to doctor as her mother gains more and more attention. Unfourtantly, just like in dave's story, teachers, social workers and doctors dont discover the truth to Julie's supposed syndrome, illness etc until the abuse has lasted for a number of years.

 


Journal Entry 3 by Funkybamboozle from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, February 02, 2005

8 out of 10

Just opened the book up as a book ring. Aussie ring only please

1. Wombles
2. crystalclear
3. aussieangel2
4. puppymummy (has own copy)
5. gabbysmum
6. Crystaljade
7. amberC 


Journal Entry 4 by Funkybamboozle at Mailed to BC member in Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 17, 2005

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mailed to Wombles yesterday 


Journal Entry 5 by wombles from Caboolture, Queensland Australia on Thursday, March 17, 2005

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Received this today, thanks for the opportunity to read this! 


Journal Entry 6 by wombles from Caboolture, Queensland Australia on Friday, March 25, 2005

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Finished this already, made me really sad that a mother could do this to their child! Will be sending to crystalclear asap. 


Journal Entry 7 by wombles at by mail in Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 08, 2005

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Journal Entry 8 by crystalclear from Shellharbour, New South Wales Australia on Monday, April 11, 2005

7 out of 10

Sorry taken so long to read this book, glad that I did.
Gave good insight in how society are blinded by this sickness and how it would be really had growing up inflicted by it and not get anyone to listen. 


Journal Entry 9 by crystalclear at Sent to fellow bookcrosser in -- Controlled Releases --, Western Australia Australia on Monday, July 25, 2005

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Journal Entry 10 by aussieangel2 from Noranda, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, September 17, 2005

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received this in the mail yesterday. Will get to it as soon as I can but my friend might like to read it first. I know she has one book by Julie Gregory but I don't think it is this one.

 


Journal Entry 11 by aussieangel2 from Noranda, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, September 28, 2005

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I checked the book my friend has and it is actually this same book but the cover and subtitle is different! I checked the first chapter and a section at the end and it is exactly the same so there is no need for me to hold on to this. I am not ready to read it and when I am I can borrow my friend's copy.

Puppymummy has asked to be skipped so I'll contact gabbysmum and get this book moving again next week.

 


Journal Entry 12 by aussieangel2 at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, September 30, 2005

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Posted to gabbysmum 


Journal Entry 13 by gabbysmum from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Monday, October 10, 2005

7 out of 10

Arrived a few days ago but life as usual has been hectic.Although I have manage to read it already.

I find the subject Munchausen by proxy a fasinating subject.This book is an interesting and very easy read.

Sent on today,sorry for the delay. 


Journal Entry 14 by Crystaljade from Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, November 02, 2005

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Arrived in the mail yesterday. I'm looking forward to reading it. 


Journal Entry 15 by Crystaljade from Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia on Saturday, November 05, 2005

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Wow, what a moving story! Julie showed great courage in overcoming her abusive childhood to become a wonderful, strong woman. It's beyond me how any adult can treat a child in such an awful way, but it happens. I really admire the people who can come through abuse of any sort and make a decent life for themselves later. It takes great strength to do that.

Will post this on after I get the address for the next person. 


Journal Entry 16 by Crystaljade from Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia on Friday, November 11, 2005

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Been posted, should be there early next week. 


Journal Entry 17 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, November 14, 2005

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Arrived safely today. i have a few other rings before it. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, January 07, 2006

7 out of 10

This was a quick read once i started it. i couldn't read a lot at one time tho, i would a bit, put it down and do something else then come back to it.

i admire people who can survive such abuse and make a life for themselves without using the abuse as a reason never to try. The foster system hasn't changed a great deal over the years.

posting back to Funkybamboozle tomorrow. thanks for sharing this book. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Sunday, September 17, 2006

8 out of 10

pretty sad, i learned a lot from the book how mbp is

CAUGHT IN ASHFIELD NSW AUSTRALIA 


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