Below is a list of books written by men or for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault.
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|Nice to Meet Me
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.
|Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse: Practical Self-help for Adults Who Were Sexually Abused as Children
Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon
Understanding the past – and breaking free from it – is the key to surviving childhood sexual abuse. This book can help ease the journey.
|Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse Workbook: Practical Exercises for Working on Problems Resulting Form Childhood Abuse
Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon
This practical companion guides readers through a series of exercises, charts, and checklists aimed at recognizing, understanding, and working on the problems resulting from childhood sexual abuse.
|Breaking the Chains of Abuse: A Practical Guide
Writing from her own experience, she gets alongside survivors to offer hope and guidance. The book is divided into 5 sections: The start of it all; Deciding to heal; Understanding the chains; Working through the pain; and, Starting to heal.
|Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Looks at types of abuse, stages of recovery, and reasons why men remain silent about it later in life. Thirteen first-hand “survival stories” offer inspiration to readers.
|A Man’s Recovery from Traumatic Childhood Abuse: The Insiders
Few male survivors of sexual abuse have spoken out to tell their stories, but this is one of those breaking the silence. Because the author is a trained therapist as well as a survivor, he weaves psychological theory into his personal story.
|Beginning to Heal: A First Book for Men and Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children
Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
This book has become a touchstone for anyone seeking a gentler, more gradual entry into the process of healing from childhood sexual abuse. Includes stories of both men and women survivors, and also covers the issue of clergy abuse.
|Broken Boys, Mending Men: Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse
Stephen D. Grubman-Black
Provides a frank discussion of the consequences of male sexual abuse and the ways that victims can find help in healing the pain. Candid first-person accounts illustrate issues commonly faced by males.
|Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse
A guide by a psychotherapist and sexual abuse counsellor which answers men’s needs and addresses changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and sexual violence.
|Beyond Belief: Abused by His Priest, Betrayed by His Church – The Story of the Boy Who Sued the Pope
A powerful story of a young man’s shame turning to justice, demonstrating that – whatever our past hurts – there is hope for the future if we are prepared to stand for truth.
|Leaping upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory over Sex
Mike Lew & Richard Hoffman
Contains contributions from hundreds of men throughout the world. A compilation of many stories – a quilt pieced together from men’s experiences – forming an impressively triumphant pattern.
Further books can be found at our Books for Professionals page.