Survivor Book of the Month
This month’s book is specifically for male victims of abuse, although like all survivor books, don’t let the gender specification necessarily put you off. There are lessons for all genders in this book;
From the Author
Why I wrote this book……
When I wrote my first book, Learning to Live Without Violence: A Handbook for Men, almost twenty years ago, the issue of domestic violence was in it’s infancy stages. Advocates were interested in educating the public about this serious social problem. Mental health professionals were focused on developing effective interventions in stopping violence. As I treated many men and women for their violence I came to realized that an important part of the violence recovery process was addressing the effects of childhood abuse. I initially started writing this book for the man who was struggling to control his violence and who was also needing to heal from his childhood abuse. However, as I spoke to colleagues about my ideas, I discovered that there were many more men who didn’t have problems with violence, but nevertheless were silently suffering from the effects of childhood abuse.
Wounded Boys/Heroic Men is for all men who were abused as children, whether they are recovering from violence, substance abuse, or who simply are not feeling satisfied with their lives and wanting to overcome whatever lingering effects they are experiencing as a result of the abuse.
I hope you learn as much from reading this book, as I did from writing it.
Wounded Boys Heroic Men: A Man’s Guide to Recovering from Child Abuse
Paperback – 29 Sept. 1998
by Daniel Jay Sonkin
Offers adult male victims of child abuse a procedure for facilitating the recovery process, and suggests ways to break the cycle of violence
Easy to read, and understand
Reviewed in the United States on 10 August 2020 Verified Purchase
This book is good for boy, girl, woman or man. Understand and recovering from abuse is hard, and living with it is a long life lesson. I am a female and I found this book to be very good. The reason I purchased it is I wanted to understand the outlook, of other, male or female, child, teen, or adult. Maybe even for my self.
This book has been wonderful
Reviewed in the United States on 3 July 2013 Verified Purchase
My husband bought this book because we are dealing with his abuse as a child. This book has been the cornerstone to his recovery. His therapist is using the steps in the book to aid with there sessions. I recommend this book to anyone who has been abused.