Matt Carey Books

I carried a secret all my life.

It nearly destroyed me.

Going public, set me free!

Hear my story…

Jeremy Vine Show - BBC Radio 2

The Untold - BBC Radio 4

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Hi, I’m Matt.

I was sexually abused as an eight year old child.

I never set out to be a #1 best selling author on Amazon.

I only started writing as part of my therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A Small Boy Smiling is my story of how I overcame my demons…..especially my fear of intimacy…and the healing steps I took to reclaim my life.

I do hope A Small Boy Smiling inspires you to explore your own self-healing, and smile again.

You’re not alone,


PS: I was recently a guest on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2. Have a listen to what Jeremy said after I left the studio.

PPS: You can hear the full interview below on this page, or click here.

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.

Matt loved life and was always smiling. 

When he was just eight years old, Matt 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 how he has overcome the trauma, guilt and shame of childhood sexual abuse, teenage alcoholism, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Matt’s lifelong search for peace, love and healing culminates in his personal spiritual awakening.

And a strong desire to help other survivors of child sexual abuse to discover their own healing.

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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
— Maya Angelou

 Today, Matt…

  • Is an advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse

  • Runs educational workshops for professionals who work with survivors of child sexual abuse

  • Is a popular, inspirational speaker

  • Donates his time to charities which support survivors of child sexual abuse

  • Is working on his next book