I Am Nobody: Confronting the Sexually Abusive Coach Who Stole My Life

I Am Nobody: Confronting the Sexually Abusive Coach Who Stole My Life

by Greg Gilhooly

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Overview

”I Am Nobody is an honest, tragic account of child sexual abuse and a powerful resource for individuals struggling with recovery. Gilhooly clearly highlights the shortcomings of the Canadian justice system’s approach; hopefully, one day, the punishment will fit the crime." —Sheldon Kennedy, former NHL player and author of Why I Didn't Say Anything








In this raw, unflinching look at how his dream of playing hockey was stolen from him by charismatic hockey coach and sexual predator Graham James, Greg Gilhooly describes in anguishing detail the mental torment he suffered both during and long after the abuse and the terrible reality behind the sanitized term “sexual assault.” Although James has been convicted of sexually assaulting some of his victims, including Sheldon Kennedy and Theo Fleury, he neither confessed in court nor was convicted of sexually assaulting many of his other victims, including Gilhooly, depriving him of the judicial closure he craved.








Gilhooly also provides a valuable legal perspective—as both a victim and a lawyer—missing from other such memoirs, and he delivers a powerful indictment of a legal system that, he argues, does not adequately deal with serial sexual child abuse or allocate enough resources to the rehabilitation of the victim. Most important, Gilhooly offers hope, affirmation, and inspiration for those who have suffered abuse and for their loved ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771642453
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Greg Gilhooly is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and as held senior positions in numerous corporations.

Table of Contents

A Call to Action ix

Prologue: I Am Nobody 1

Chapter 1 Just a Boy 7

Chapter 2 The Predator 29

Chapter 3 Attacked 45

Chapter 4 Trapped 59

Chapter 5 Escape to Princeton 83

Chapter 6 This Is the Law 115

Chapter 7 Corporate Life 145

Chapter 8 Choosing to Live 165

Chapter 6 Coming Forward 185

Chapter 10 Justice for None 203

Chapter 11 Recovery 229

Chapter 12 Moving the Law Forward 247

Epilogue: Alive and Kicking 263

Postscript 269

Acknowledgments 271

About the Author 275

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"It takes a lot of courage to find your own voice. This book is all about courage and the willingness to move forward. Thank you Greg for your courage. May this process bring you peace."—Theo Fleury, NHL Stanley Cup Champion and author of Playing with Fire

"Greg Gilhooly stands among the brightest of the thousands of athletes I have profiled. He is definitely the bravest. This book is required sports reading."—Roy MacGregor, Globe and Mail columnist and author of The Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey

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"Greg Gilhooly stands among the brightest of the thousands of athletes I have profiled. He is definitely the bravest. This book is required sports reading.”—Roy MacGregor, Globe and Mail columnist and author of The Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey

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