Matt Carey Books

A Small Boy Smiling

by Matt Carey

As a small boy Matt Carey loved to ride his bike, play football with friends and to laugh. He loved life and was always smiling. 

When he was just eight years old, he was targeted by a group of predatory paedophiles who subjected him to 18-months of horrific sexual abuse. He was too ashamed and scared to tell anyone what had happened...not his parents, friends or family.

In his new book, A Small Boy Smiling, Matt tells a remarkable story of survival and overcoming the trauma, guilt and shame of childhood sexual abuse, teenage alcoholism, and post traumatic stress disorder.

His lifelong search for peace, love and healing culminates in personal spiritual awakening and a desire to help other survivors of child sexual abuse to discover their own healing.

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A Wonderful Self-Help Book For Survivors Of Abuse And Addiction
— Marcus Hoffman
A Small Boy Smiling gives me the courage to reach out. I know now that we can heal and find peace. We need to reach out more. It really helps yourself and others. We are all survivors.
— Miss Sharon Ashelford

We are all survivors. You’re not alone.
— Matt Carey


I’m Matt,

I am a survivor of child sexual abuse.

A Small Boy Smiling is my story of how I overcame my demons and learned to love and laugh again as an adult.

We are all survivors.

Please feel free to contact me if I can help you on your self-healing journey.

You’re not alone,


You must not loose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Matt Carrey Inspirational Speaker

Having worked in the world of entertainment for over 25 years as a theatre manager, festival director and actor, Matt is an experienced and popular public speaker.

An expert in the field of both trauma and healing Matt is keen to share his experiences and insights as workshop leader, keynote speaker, and consultant.

Matt’s story has given me hope
— Andreas

Media Enquiries

If you're a journalist with an interview request, Please feel free to contact Matt using the dedicated press enquiries link below.

Thank you.

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Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
— Henri Nouwen