Matt Carey Books

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A Small Boy Smiling

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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Praise for Matt Carey's

 A Small Boy Smiling


This is a remarkable book from a remarkable man, and is a timely and necessary addition to the #nomore movement from a male perspective. This is a must-read for anyone who is fighting the wounds left from their young lives or who is trying to walk a spiritual path towards healing. I salute Matt Carey’s bravery for facing this pain and putting his story into the public domain
— Jennifer Parker, Ph.D.

A beautifully written, compelling and mesmerising story of triumph over evil and the strength of the human spirit...I couldn’t put it down.
— Maddie Kitchen

...a wonderful self-help book for survivors of abuse and addiction
— Marcus Hoffman

Reading this book gives me the courage to reach out, now I know that we can heal and find peace.... We are all survivors
— Miss Sharon Ashelford

I have never read or heard anything like this. A Small Boy Smiling is a story of hope. I’d like to bring my two hands together and tip my head forward to the author of this book, written in the language of the heart.
— Anonymous

Matt is a man who vibrates hope and love so strongly that he played a pivotal role in saving my life. His story has to be told so as to inspire others to realise that there is always hope despite suffering extreme troubles and darkness.
— Anonymous

A spiritual odyssey; from the ashes of despair, hopelessness and crippling shame, rises a truly courageous account of resilience and inner strength
— Mark Campbell

A Small Boy Smiling has made me think of my situation when I was Matt’s age, that something similar happened to me. Reading the trauma he suffered has given me strength to know that he got through it and so did I. Matt’s story has given me hope.
— Andreas

Very brave - very forthright. Stark and shocking.  How else could you describe that type of inhumane behaviour and its challenging effects? Few could ever conceive of the pain Matt Carey went through writing this astounding book.
— Stephen Peters

so beautifully written; one can picture every scene as the description is so vivid and colourful that even in the darkest moments the reader lives them along with the author. I found it a greatly uplifting spiritual journey, that I loved taking, and want to do again......a superb piece of writing that deserves to be at the top of the Best Seller list.
— Pamela Brown

 
 

 
 

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