this is one of the best things i have read recently. there is much in it that i can identify with.

it tells the story in his own words of his CSA, life of secrecy and pain, and being outed, attacked and embraced by various factions.

it does have some discussion of Christian issues as part of the narrative, so that might be a trigger for some, but it is worth reading (or skipping) on to the end, if you can.

"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho