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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (January 9, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403380627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403380623
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 6.4 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,547,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Shawn Michael Dove was born in a small town about and hour or two hours South of Springfield, Illinois, in 1951, just after W.W. II, and during the Baby Boomers. Shawns mother and father loved each other very much. Shawn is the only son of three children, he has two beautiful sisters, younger then him, that he loves deeply to this day.Even though Shawns mother and father loved each other a lot problems that couldnt be resolved in this union ended in a divorce when Shawn was only eight years old. Shawn was totally devastated at that time; he thought that he was the only child in the whole world without a father.Shawn had a very stormy childhood, where he had developed a lot of issues about women, his sexual orientation, went through a lot of mental, physical, and psychological abuse, and he grew up to be a very confused, and disillusioned, and angry young man.With all of his hang-ups and confusions about life, he felt the most comfortable to have sex with children, which he began abusing when he was about twelve years old.In 1990 Shawn was sent to prison for help, he went into a sex offending group and worked hard to change his life for the better. He stayed in the program the entire ten years, and he changed his life remarkably. He understands and sees some of the damage, hell, and horrific pain that he has caused and he doesnt want to harm another human being like that again.Shawn has learned a lot during his time, and he is sharing his heart in this book with you today. This is just a small part of Shawn wanting to help people that have been afflicted by a pedophile, and reassuring the victims that there is hope, hope in their healing process, and there is life in being a Survivor and not a victim.Truly, Shawn Michel Dove

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Fisherman2006 on July 3, 2006
I have read many books on this issue, and it was very touching to hear from a victim, perpatrator, and a survivor, like Shawn Michael Dove. It was very brave, and it had to be very hard to write a book like this---sharing his heart with hopefully thousands of others. He was very encouraging,letting victims know of their innocence, and letting the victims know that it is ok to share their heartaches, and pains with people and to get the help that they need. Very empowering book, a must read...
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By James Livingston on December 16, 2009
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I had to do a book review on this topic for my Abnormal Psyc course. I chose this book because it was claimed to written by a "Victim, a Pedophile, and a Survivor." First let me tell you that Shawn Michael Dove does not once say he was a victim of Pedophilia. In fact, the only thing said about his childhood is that it was "stormy," and the only abuse he took was "mental, physical, and psychological."

This book is NOT written by a victim of Pedophilia. It is written by a Pedophile trying to purge his guilty conscious under the guise of helping victims. Well I can tell you that pretending to be a victim in order to build an ethos for your diatribe undermines anything that the author could say. His deceitful ways continue when he claims to be a "victim." I am disgusted with that aspect of the book.

Objectively speaking, the book is worthless. There are numbers and statistics thrown around without any backing. Most of it is opinion and conjecture. The bulk of the writing is inarticulate and full of misspelled words and very poor grammar. Shawn apparently never made it past Junior High, as his writing style is quite juvenile. Throughout the book he uses bold uppercase words in extra large fonts for emphasis. Much of what is said is repeated over and over. The complete lack of articulation serves to implicate the Editor who was supposed to proofread the work before publication.

There were however, two good things I can say about this book. Shawn does do a decent job of describing the level of deceit and harm a Pedophile will sink too. While most of that knowledge is already known, it was nice to see Shawn expose his techniques. This was an affirmation to what I have already learned. I imagine a lay parent could use this as a primer on how to protect your children.

The second positive aspect of this book is that because of the simpleton writing style, it can be read in under an hour.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michele Jensen on March 28, 2008
What a compleat waste of money! This book is full of the author's opinions, repeated over and over, as well as conjecture. I learned nothing new. No case studies; nothing interesting at all. Skip this one.
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