Joe Peters, the Most Powerful Memoir Books

“Changing many thousands of peoples lives in many different ways”

By Tony Adams

(The Foundation of Survivors Administrator)

If this is any doubt why so many journalists slate people like Joe from telling his abusive childhood story, then we will show you why these memoirs are so important and why they should be told, there are some important testaments of readers that Joe has inspired to get help and even change young lives!! Here what its all about and for those stuck up journalists to take note and educate themselves on child abuse instead of slating survivors of child abuse.

Dear Joe,


Hi Just finished your book cry myself to sleep.
I also had a very abusive childhood being abused by 2 different men one a salvation army guy and the other a step father the salvation army guy is dead but my step father is still alive I’m now 48 years old and I still want answers I want to confront him and ask him why, I’m also considering involving the police.
I was also beaten as a child and forced to do things like eat my own vomit.
As a result I became a very violent person always fighting sometimes with the police.
I did actually have a very stable part in my life as an ambulance man a job that I held down for 12 years but that ended when I broke a policeman’s nose.

I’m now married for the 3rd time to a woman who was also abused by her step father.
Your books have inspired me to do something about the abuse I suffered.
Thank you Robert


Im 16 and i finished reading your book “Cry Silent Tears” about a week ago
i used to think my life was hard but after reading your book it made me realise that my life is pretty amazing compared to what you have been through. To my mum slapping me lightly and sending me to my room or taking my phone/laptop away was the end of the world, and i even considered ringing a child line after she hit me once. But i know im only 16 and it may seem pretty sad me saying this but i would have never been able to go through with what you did, I actually cried reading it, its hard to believe that things like that are actually happening behind closed doors. I sort of have a understanding as my mum works for the NSPCC and she deals with things like that, but nothing half as bad as what you went through, I’m sorry but i really can not get over that fact that its true, its hard to believe it. basically i wanted to thank you for writing the book as it has totally changed my outlook in life, i now respect my mum more and reading the book has made me understand that before i was totally oblivious to everyone else’s hurt and pain, assuming that everyone else’s life was as easy, or as i thought at the time, hard, as mine. Sorry but i thought i would write a letter to tell you how i felt about the book; although I’m not very good at writing, or spelling for that matter,
anyways sorry about the long pointless letter.

Leanne; x


I have finished reading ‘Crying Silent Tears’ and I have never cried over a book before. It is shocking that you had to be treated that way and lost so many peoples trust. I am 12 years old and when I grow up I want to help kids like you were. No one should have been treated the way you were treated. I am glad that you eventually had a happy ending and that you now have kids of your own. I also find it amazing that you now help kids today. You are my role model and I hope that you get this message. Thanks very much


Hello Dear Brave Joe. How have you been? I am reading at the moment “Cry Myself To Sleep”, How much pain, how difficult is even to read it. I am just in the beginning, but it breaks my heart, it breaks all my faith, that faith I lose like you and have been trying to build again and again and again. Thanks for being a testimony, thanks for being somebody in the middle of all still holding a light, it’s never easy, it’s something inside that always hurt. We, survivors know it so well, but we are with you in a way, in a way that can’t be described with words. . It hurts a bit more, but what else would we expect? Of course you needed to take all that anger out, and what in therapy was called “second wounding experience” for you as for the most of us, wasn’t good! And in the middle of all, I just can not stop admiring so deeply your soul, that part of you that never could be destroyed; we can see that beautiful soul of you emerging countless times. That’s the light you bring to us Joe. In the middle of all this pain that now I feel for all you went through, thanks, millions of thanks for your courage, for being a testimony of this hidden war against children. There is a long path in this society about awareness.

You just make me stronger inside, that strength that you know we many times feel like loosing!

Sending you all the survivor love possible,

Clau x


Hey there, I just read your second book, it was just as powerful and gripping as the first one you wrote, as you know from my last communication Joe, I never knew what I was going to do after my A levels, since reading your books, its given me the inspiration to study clinical psychology and help children and even adults that are suffering or suffered from child abuse, this is the career path for me and this is because of you Joe and the way your books have inspired me so much, thanks again Joe, you really have made a massive impact on my life and really opened my eyes to what goes on behind closed doors, you are my hero and thank you for telling the world your story. These two books written will be the books to educate the world about the suffering of children.

Love Joanne Baker x

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