This book lifts the veil on the damage it causes, and the struggle it takes for men to manage the surfacing memories after years of suppressing the abuse.
This is a walk with one man, Chris Carlton, a former collegiate athlete, U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer, and advertising executive, as he stops trying to prove his worth, and starts repairing his past; all while desperately trying to salvage his future.
You will be given a seat next to him in the therapy office, to watch his truth unravel, his pain surface, and his walls crumble. You will see him start to connect the dots of his past, and start to find his footing, until ultimately; he connects with the innocent boy he left behind.
Nice To Meet Me shows us that recovering from sexual abuse is undeniable with hard work and determination. This book is a candid, inspirational story of self-discovery and persistence that should be read by anyone looking to recover from traumatic memories, and for loved ones wishing to better understand someone struggling with their past.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a clinician that works with sexual abuse survivors and am always on the look out for resources for my clients. This will definitely be one of my recommendations! The author tells his story in a very readable way, sharing his therapy experiences in a journal-style format infused with humor and insight. He includes some general information about ways abuse affects people, but the bigger impact comes from the transparency of his own reactions to the abuse and the therapeutic process. I think this will be a real encouragement to my male clients, who typically struggle with deep, deep shame about their abuse.