But they need no defense, the good they've done for so many is all the testimony that's needed.
I'm a male survivor, and I don't feel threatened by anything they've said. I just feel grateful. So, on to what I originally wrote...
In my opinion, this book is the best thing around for use as a step-by-step healing guide. It's not an easy book to work through (and I'm not even close to being through all of it yet), but I felt so much like it was written just for me. And that is very rare for me, with any self-help books.
Also, the fact that it was written for both women and men survivors of sexual abuse seems to me to help bridge the gap that so often develops, without making generalized gender-specific judgments or assumptions.
It also does not come across as being "pushy"; i.e "This is how you should feel". In fact, the emphasis seems to be that the survivors feelings, whatever they are, are valid and deserve respect.
I think this workbook's worth every penny, 10 times over.
For anyone who's looking for a great self-help healing tool, I'd recommend it.