I Am Nobody
Confronting the Sexually Abusive Coach Who Stole My Life
- ISBN: 9781771642453
- Tags: Greg Gilhooly, I Am Nobody, Memoir, Social Science, Sports,
- Dimensions: 6 x 9
- Published On: 10/07/2017
- 340 Pages
A Bay Street lawyer’s devastating account of the sexual abuse he experienced as a young, up-and-coming hockey player from his mentor, Graham James.
In this raw, unflinching account, Greg Gilhooly describes in anguishing detail how his dream of playing hockey was stolen from him by his mentor, the charismatic predator and now infamous coach Graham James. He recounts the mental torment he suffered both during and long after the abuse, including years of struggle to overcome substance abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, and self-sabotage. With vivid language and gripping honesty, he provides a deeper look into the terrible reality behind the sanitized term “sexual assault.”
Graham James confessed to sexually assaulting Sheldon Kennedy and Theo Fleury and was convicted of both crimes. But he neither confessed to nor was convicted for his sexual assault of Gilhooly, depriving Gilhooly of the judicial closure he craved. In I Am Nobody, Gilhooly draws from his experience as both a victim and a lawyer to provide a valuable legal perspective missing from other abuse memoirs, delivering a powerful indictment of a legal system that, he argues, does not adequately deal with serial sexual child abuse or allocate enough resources to rehabilitation of either the abuser or the victim. But most important, Gilhooly offers hope, affirmation, and inspiration for those who have suffered abuse and for their loved ones.
Greg Gilhooly is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and as held senior positions in numerous corporations. He is in demand as a public speaker and a media commentator.