of course she has the right and ability to change her name, legally, but it doesn’t GAIN her any acceptance into the birth family, because we ALL were her victims and told her to get lost…AFTER she wrote that first book, and 2 more later…hasn’t given her any more status ANYWHERE, even in adoption land
yep there’s so much that Joan/Doris has lied about
On March 6, 2012, Joan Wheeler left a comment on Gert’s blog “Reclaiming the Sippel-Herr Family Honor.” In order to post a comment, one must leave an email address. And Joan left hers. It was an email address that I have known for some time.
(see end of this post for updated material)
Back when I first started my blog Refuting a Book of Lies, I posted a similar disclaimer. Joan had made a statement on her website that The Three Sippel Sisters were going around and leaving disparaging comments about her on various adoption reform forums. That was a lie. In October 2009, Joan was quoted in an adoptee article “Adoptees Face Sting of Discriminiation.” And then left several comments. In her comments, she got the facts of her adoption wrong. I tried to leave my comment, rebuting her, but my comment was not approved. An another…
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for all those affected by adoption…it’s everywhere
Memoirs are just ‘constructions’ of one’s life and not necessarily THE truth! Joan/Doris continues to CONSTRUCT her ‘true’ life story (more on that at the end of this post).
First here is a book review…of sorts
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry By Gabrielle Zevin
Generally not my choice to read, it was chosen by a book club. While the jacket stuff sounded interesting and even intriguing, on the whole the story is too light weight, full of contemporary references and views that do not interest me. I wondered whom the ‘audience’ was that the author was trying to reach. While it is true that in many stories there are ‘twists’ that are not anticipated. The twists in this story somehow missed their marks.
Much of the writing and ‘ideas’ seem too contrived (invented or fabricated) going back and forth from juvenile to more a mature thinking; for example, the…
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NEW POST but same crap
Okay this is an old rant of Joan’s (2010) but it serves to show her narcissistic nasty behavior and as such is important to bring out, for ingrain behaviors never change.
To be clear…here are facts that needs to be known before we move on.
I, Gert, expose the lies, fabrications and hate that Joan M Wheeler (Doris Michol Sippel) says about me and family. The first book ‘Forbidden Family, A Half Orphan’s Account of Her Adoption, Reunion and Social Activism’ was published in November 2009 but was pulled from publication by the publisher in May 2011, due to libelous material within the book. Then in 2015, she ‘self-published’ a ‘revised’ version calling it ‘Forbidden Family, an adoptee duped by adoption’. This woman has no shame no sense of family honor! Then in 2016 Joan changed her name back to her birth name and reedited and republished the…
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Joan M Wheeler or Doris M Sippel…she’s adopted and pissed about that! Here’s a link to an older post but still ‘right on’ target with her!