This is the sort of autobiographical account where my instant reaction is to say: "Only in America, right?" But I know of course, that, sadly, Munchausen by Proxy is real pathology and not one confined to the US.
Still, I hope I'm justified in thinking that this is the portrayal of an extreme case, and I sincerely hope that the writing of it helped the author's recovery to some extent, as the end of the book seems to indicate....Continua
A heartbreaking, moving book about a woman who was a victim of Munchhausen's. I love how brutally truthful she was about her life. I hope writing it helped her cope.
Julie did a beautiful job of telling her heartbreaking story. While I read I felt her pain and the desperate longing she had to be loved by a mother incapable of love. As I looked through the pictures in the middle it was shocking to know what she went through. She LOOKED like a healthy beautiful girl and you would never know about the constant termoil she was dealing with.This is one of the most touching true stories I have ever read. Only two others come to mind that touched me in a similar way 1) The Glass Castle : A Memior by Jeannette Walls and 2) A Child Called it by David Pelzer...Continua