- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: lulu.com (May 16, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1304774007
- ISBN-13: 978-1304774002
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
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He was betrayed by his Father, his mother, his church, his Boy Scout troop, later his wife, all those people who gave him any happiness and love in his life were also betrayers. This telling breaks down stereotypes, and gives a firsthand account of what it is like to be a shell of a person. This reading is not what you might expect when you begin, and is a must read.
The entire work is written in a frank and honest tone, and the author bares himself in a clear and readable style I have never seen before. He tackles the "it's in the past, move on" assertion with an unexpected optimism
Here are some quotes to pique your interest further:
"My father wasn't a monster that would come in the middle of the night to do bad things. He was actually a good guy if you ignored the obvious."
"And since I couldn't trust my parents and couldn't trust the police, all authority became suspect."
"Perhaps only the people that have been there will understand I had no choice."
"…but at least I had a roof over my head and food to eat. Many of these people barely had that."
"But the coping skills we develop as abused children frequently don't help us in adulthood. In fact, they can seriously hinder our lives later on."
"I wanted to be a different person so bad. Not a person with a different life, but simply a different person who could fully appreciate what he had."
"We tend to think of abuse affecting only those that are abused. But the sad reality is that it also affects everybody they come in contact with, sometimes for the rest of their lives.
READ THE BOOK!
Much to my surprise it was not at all what I thought it would be about.
Intense to the very end.
I read the book in two days because I could not put it down.
I made myself stop reading halfway so I could take in what I had read. To digest this incredible way of life he endured for many years.
I am so proud of the way he is dealing now and how wonderful of a Father he is to keep his children safe from the same evil acts. I know even still with overcoming the evil of it all he made it through this somehow, many thanks go out to the people that did help him eventually.
It is the bravest real life unfortunate journey I have ever read.
Normally you think this only happens to girls.
I really hope you take the time to get this book, read it and share it with someone you know.
A few of my friends ordered it as well and felt the same way.
I was very heart felt and very very BRAVE to share this.
I hope in some way it has helped to give hope to anyone that has dealt with the same act of sadness and betrayal no one son should ever have to endure.
My Hugest gratitude to you Steve for sharing this with all to read, it is something you really never think of.
I am honored to know you and proud of how far you have come.
Keep it up you still have many loved ones that care about you and your child.
Again thank you for sharing.
Please get this book, read and share it with others and open the eyes of many who might never know.
5 stars without a doubt. <3 Much love~~
Laura Brown, St. Petersburg, Florida.
By Steven Whitacre
As an overcomer of abuse myself, I cannot discount the bias that I bring to this review.
That said, the depths of despair shared by Whitacre are palpable, unique, humbling.
They careful line of information conveyance versus debauchery is carefully walked throughout the manuscript. Compelling the reader to introspection and enlightenment, without enticing them one to engage in the illness that was foisted upon the author, the aberrance of the abuse inflicted is made painstakingly clear.
The chronological style is articulate. Chapters one and two contain a bit of “run-on” tendency in structure, but the imparted stream of consciousness that is capably accessed in the offered construct. Vivid, concrete details are dispatched as effective mental anchors, facilitating time and place transfers with purpose and definition.
Whitacre confirms his despair and plague of soul in a way that make you want him to heal, and yet wondering if it is even possible. Be not confused; this is not a fairytale.
Mature subject material, and some cursing throughout.
An effective and powerful tool for sexual abuse survivors, overcomers, and those yet to be freed.
My Father's Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood