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The Murder of Jeffery Dryden: The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse Paperback – November 20, 2011
Reviewed By Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Wow. I have to say that although I was aware of male domestic abuse, I had no idea it was that widespread. The Author has clearly done a great deal of research here to bring us the statistics on instances of men being battered by their female partners and, perhaps more importantly, why it is ignored the world over. Troy Veenstra has written an amazing book here, one that should be read by everyone to open their eyes about something that is real, something not to be ignored. Excellent book, well done.
About the Author
Troy Veenstra grew up in the city of Wyoming Michigan. He was born the eldest of two brothers and two sisters. In 1998 after the death of his father: who he quit school to take care of, he went to live with his maternal grandparents, living with them until they passed away one after the other in 1999. In 2000, his mentor, John Collins, owner of Weird Review Magazine, felt that Troy had much more potential than he realized, assisted him in getting back to school, where he obtained his High School degree six months later. Throughout 2001-2003 Troy attended Grand Rapids Community College majoring in English & Criminology studies. Later in 2004, he transferred to Davenport University studying in the area of Law, making the Dean’s List in both summer and winter semesters for 2004, 2005, and 2006. Troy also received several competitive scholarship awards from various foundations, twice obtaining an award from the Grand Rapids Foundation. In late 2004, he became a member of the Kent County CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children) and served as a child advocate until health issues prevented him from doing so in late 2008. Currently Troy has six novels accredited to his name as well as over 150 other titles in two pen names, ranging in genres such as True Crime, Legal Reference, Drama, Historical Fiction, Legal Fiction, Christian Fiction, satire, comedy, Children Fiction and women's romance/lit. Troy has won 2nd place in the 2013 Best Author Award from Fiction4all.com Troy’s Links: www.veenstrapublishing.biz firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/troy-veenstra.html https://www.smashwords.com/interview/TVeenstra http://www.linkedin.com/pub/troy-veenstra/36/910/470 http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?authorid=179079 https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4205489.Troy_Veenstra?from_search=true http://www.xinxii.com/adocs.php/en?aid=42296 https://www.facebook.com/Authortroyveenstra?ref=hl
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This is an extremely important subject that needs to be brought to light. It is just sad that Jeffrey and his family had to go through this awful ordeal to bring this subject out. One of the things that was very interesting to me about this book were the statistics and studies that the author had talked about. The author had obviously done some research on the topic of male domestic abuse.
I think men who are victims of domestic abuse are probably too embarrassed or ashamed to talk about it because men are supposed to be "strong", but when you think about the way it happens (a woman can threaten to expose something that will get the man in "trouble", the woman can threaten not to let the man see his children, etc.) it is all too real.
Read this book! It will open your eyes to a very important subject. My heart goes out to Jeffrey's family. Nobody deserves to die this way and I just pray that Jeffrey's story will help someone else get help if they find themselves in a similar situation.