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Chosen : a memoir of stolen boyhood / Stephen Mills.

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  • ISBN: 9781250823212
  • ISBN: 1250823218
  • Physical Description: 318 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

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"At thirteen years old, Stephen Mills is chosen for special attention by the director of his Jewish summer camp, a charismatic social worker. Stephen, whose father had died when he was four, places his trust in this authority figure, who then grooms and molests him for two years. The boy tells no one, but the aftershocks rip through his life: self-loathing, drugs, petty crime, and horrific nightmares, all made worse by the discovery that his abuser is moving from camp to camp, state to state, molesting countless other boys. Only physical and mental collapse bring Stephen to confront the truth of his boyhood and begin the painful path to recovery-as well as a decades-long crusade to stop a serial predator and find justice. Astonishingly, the trauma of sexual abuse is shared by one out of every six men, yet few have spoken out. Chosen is a rare act of consummate courage, the indelible story of a man who faces his torment and his tormentor and, in the process, is made whole"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mills, Stephen (Stephen Tukel)
Adult child sexual abuse victims > United States > Biography.
Sexually abused boys > United States.
Child grooming (Child sexual abuse) > United States.

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  • 5 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


  • 1 current hold with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library 362.7609 M62c (Text) 34MO2001812953 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/20/2022

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