I Am Nobody
Confronting the Predatory 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 from his coach when he was an up-and-coming young hockey player.
In this raw, unflinching look at how his dream of playing hockey was stolen from him by his coach, charismatic predator Graham James, Greg Gilhooly describes in anguishing detail the mental torment he suffered both during and long after the abuse as well as the terrible reality behind the sanitized term “sexual assault.” 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.
Gilhooly also provides a valuable legal perspective—as both a victim and a lawyer—missing from other such memoirs, and he delivers 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. 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.