From the outside, Josh s life looks perfect he has a loving wife, a beautiful son, money in the bank and a career he is passionate about But on the inside, he is screaming Josh has come to the end of the line For him, suicide seems like the only way out Raped repeatedly from the age of three by his father and later by his trusted teacher, Josh s childhood was hell AsFrom the outside, Josh s life looks perfect he has a loving wife, a beautiful son, money in the bank and a career he is passionate about But on the inside, he is screaming Josh has come to the end of the line For him, suicide seems like the only way out Raped repeatedly from the age of three by his father and later by his trusted teacher, Josh s childhood was hell As he grew up, he fought off memories and the shame of his past with a hard core drug addiction, alcoholism, and an obsession with self mutilation and self destruction.With shocking honesty, Silent Scream describes how he struggled to come to terms with the abuse he suffered as a child and the appalling legacy of that abuse The extraordinary support of his closest friends, extensive treatment in various psychiatric hospitals and the love of his wife and son have pulled Josh through Against all the odds, he is now able to look forward to a future for the first time This is a raw and disturbing account of one man s battle to overcome his demons it is also a powerful testimony to the magic and endurance of love.
Silent Scream From the outside Josh s life looks perfect he has a loving wife a beautiful son money in the bank and a career he is passionate about But on the inside he is screaming Josh has come to the end of
It is difficult to imagine the suffering that must have gone into the making of this book, and it s certainly no bedtime read But don t let that put you off Silent Scream is a remarkable achievement on many levels First and foremost as a survivor s story a fact evidenced in the book itself, with its humble beginnings as a suicide note Having failed in several bids to end his own life, the narrator gradually entertains the possibility of hope But in order to do so, he must first overcome the snar [...]
A honest and very open memoir This book was very frank and I liked the brutally honest way that Cannon portrayed his journal This was a page turner, though it wasn t quite as compelling as others I have read It isn t as particularly memorable as other memoirs and didn t have a huge impact upon me The writing was clear and raw Cannon held nothing back and graphically detailed his many issues and experience I found the details of his treatments particularly interesting I thought that the writing f [...]
I liked this book very much despite the graphic portrayal of events that triggered me badly.
Really good book although its really raw and graphic
To be truthful, the writing was 3.5 5 but I gave it 4 5 because it was so engaging It s the real life story of A Little Life with a positive ending.
I have been an avid reader of real life stories for some years now, and I came across this book a while ago, and being at work over Christmas gave me a chance to get into it Needless to say, this book was finished within a day Josh must be given a lot of credit for his unflinching detail and honesty that he produces through each page his story is long and hard, not just for him but particularly for his own family, but it is encouraging, as his story continues, that he realises just how special a [...]
I can t understand how a father could do this to a son and how a mother can justify it by saying It s all because you were a beautiful boy They re sick and they almost destroyed this man s life but with the love of his new family and friends he is able to see a future for himself.It was really heart breaking.
There are images in this book I think I ll have in my head forever and they re pretty horrific, but I can see why it was necessary for Josh Cannon to wrte it and if anyone has suffered a fraction of the total insanity he s encountered, reading this could give you hope.
This is my favorite book It s so sad and heartwrenching and it really provokes my feelings I enjoyed it.
Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant.