Books for Male Survivors of Abuse

Most of these books are listed in other categories as well, this is just a shortcut list :)

Bury Me behind the Baseboard
Pavel Sanaev

''Touchingly naive, tragic, and incredibly funny at the same time.'' - Alina Bronsky
Abused Boys:
The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Mic Hunter

a psychologist with extensive clinical experience treating male victims explodes the myth that sexual abuse of male children is rare, or that the consequences are less serious than for girls.
Victims No Longer
Mike Lew

the first book written specifically for men, it examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma.
Leaping Upon the Mountains:
Men Proclaiming Victory over Sexual Child Abuse
Mike Lew

insights and resources for all stages of recovery from sexual abuse contributed by hundreds of men of all ages and backgrounds throughout the United States and 45 other countries.
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk
Tony DuShane

a surprisingly sweet coming-of-age story told through the eyes of a horny, Jehovah-battered, Watchtower-wielding, door-to-door proselytizer.
White on Black
Ruben Gallego

memoirs of a boy with cerebral palsy who was brought up in inhumane environment of a USSR orphanage. Not sappy at all, great read.
The House On Telegraph Hill (An Asylum)
Charles Wilson

by recounting his dreadful upbringing along with his lifelong struggles, author helps educate others about the horrors and complexities of child abuse.
A Child Called ''It'':
One Child's Courage to Survive
Dave Pelzer

unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history.
The Lost Boy:
A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
Dave Pelzer

the long-awaited sequel to A Child Called ''It''.
A Man Named Dave
Dave Pelzer

inspiring conclusion to A Child Called ''It'' and ''The Lost Boy'', a story of triumph and forgiveness.
When She Was Bad...:
Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence
Patricia Pearson

shocking, yet carefully researched statistics of violence among females, and interesting conclusions. For example - the rate at which infants are murdered by women in the U.S. is higher than the rate at which women are murdered by men.
Abused Men:
The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence
Philip W. Cook

very informative book, covering a wide range of material, from interviews to support groups and legal advice.
Tell Me Why, Mummy
David Thomas - story written by a male survivor who grew up with sexual abuse by his mother.

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