The subtitle is "The True Story of a Lost Childhood". From the back cover--"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, the world's most hidden and dangerous form of child abuse."
The book is as horrifying as one might imagine. But it is also a triumph of the human spirit and one woman's redemption. It is not an easy read, but is a compelling read.