Male abuse by females in the eye-opening book Abused Men.
It reads like 1,000 Dear Abby letters — fascinating — but it explains the manyaspects of domestic violence."
"Dear Abby" Abigail Van Buren
"Unique. It is a book likely to be helpful to many men, and if action is taken onthe agenda outlined in the final chapter, to our country as a whole."
Murray A. Straus Ph.D., Co-Director Family Research Laboratory University of New Hampshire
"This just might be the volume to get the message across finally that domesticviolence is a human problem, not just a gender problem. "
R. L. McNeely Ph.D., J.D., Attorney and Professor of Social Welfare University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
These are just a few of the advance reviews for Abused Men-The Hidden Side ofDomestic Violence now available in your local bookstore from Greenwood/PraegerPublishers.
This unique book is the first to comprehensively examine this important butneglected social issue, while at the same time providing helpful practical advice forabused men and for those who care about them.
"I am grateful to Philip Cook for writing Abused Men. This is a brave book.[The author] brings to bear in this book his knowledge as a journalist and his evidentcare and compassion for all victims of domestic violence"
Erin Pizzey Founder of Chiswick Women’s Refuge Author, Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear. Pizzey founded the world’s first shelter for battered women, and her book was the first modern book printed about domestic violence and battered women.
"Very thought-provoking and well researched. Should aid in educating medicalprofessionals regarding this potential diagnosis as well as help shape our legalapproach."
Kenneth H. Coleman, M.D., J.D., Emergency Physician and Attorney. Past member, YWCA Domestic Violence Advisory Board
"Thought provoking research which will stimulate further inquiry into humanbehavior long neglected."
Ronald R. Still, M.S., Chief of Police (Retired) , Portland, Oregon
"I appreciate the balance achieved in addressing a topic, usually ignored, in anera of accusations and hysteria that often detracts from the actual aggression andviolence that affects domestic relations. This book is a real contribution that will helpin the education of all professionals in the field of sociology and mental health."
Stanley G. Sturges, M.D., Medical Director CareMark Behavioral Health Services, Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry, Life Fellow American PsychiatricAssociation
"Mr. Cook argues persuasively that we may be looking at only half the problem, andwe’re neglecting the needs of male victims. It also seems clear that much of Mr. Cook’swork applies equally to abused people of either gender, and he offers practicalsuggestions for the abused. His solutions would impact all cases of domestic violence andare well worth our consideration."
Rob Solomon, MA, LPC, Counselor, Author Full-Esteem Ahead
"Perhaps with this book, Philip Cook can accomplish what academics have for thepast 25 years failed to do – to cut through the political rhetoric and finally present thecase of abused men as a real social problem. Philip Cook goes beyond the issue of batteredmales as he sheds incredible insight into the systemic problem of family violence. Perhapsnow, couples experiencing violence in their relationships can be helped. His case materialsadly brings to life the statistics researchers generate."
Reena Sommer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba Family Counselor
In Abused Men- The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence Mr Cook has made a majorcontribution to ending the silence of battered men and uncovering their plight. Althoughhis book is written largely from an American perspective, there is much in it that will beof use to those in the UK who wish to inform themselves on men abused by their femalepartners. His sensitive, yet analytical, presentation of the subject is something thatmany men need to read, but all women should read. If the book has an impact in allowingmen, who find themselves abused by their female partner, to seek and obtain help andadvice from professionals and agencies sensitised to them much will have been achieved. Ifthis outcome is attained the even greater benefit is that no man will have any excusewhatsoever for using abuse or violence against his female partner. I believe Mr Cook’sbook is a major step forward in the fight against domestic abuse to the benefit of all nonviolent women and men. I heartily recommend it.
–Dr Malcolm George F.R.S.A. Dept. of Physiology, Basic Medical Sciences, St Bartholomew’s and Royal London HMS Queen Mary and Westfield College,
Abused Men-The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence is a book everyone will betalking about. Get your copy today!
Philip W. Cook is a former broadcast journalist who won awards from the AssociatedPress and The Professional Journalism Society. He has been a director of news at severalmajor market radio stations, and has also been a television news reporter and anchor. Heis an accomplished, experienced, entertaining, and insightful public speaker. Availableworkshops, seminars, and speeches are appropriate for any audience concerned aboutdomestic violence. Cook also frequently lectures on another topic:"Gender &Justice in the Workplace."
For Booking Information Contact: Arrowdot Productions Re: Philip Cook PO Box 951 Tualatin, OR 97062
Members of the news media requesting interviews, should also contact ArrowdotProductions.
Due to the lack of available literature, Arrowdot Productions will be producing abrochure suitable for use by law enforcement, social workers, medical workers, districtattorney offices, therapists, crisis lines, employee assistance programs, and all helpingprofessionals. These brochures will be available at a nominal cost for bulk orders. Checkthis page for future electronic ordering. Requests for the brochure, "Are you a malevictim of marital violence?" should be sent in writing, with name, full name oforganization, address, phone and fax number to Arrowdot Productions at the above address.A sample brochure and ordering information will be faxed or mailed to you.
"Despite the mythology that women can’t really hurt men and real men never getscared and never need to ask for help, Philip Cook offers much needed guidance to men whoencounter abuse from women in the self-help chapter of Abused Men. This book isalso important to dispel the belief that only women are battered in their marriages."
Judith Sherven, Ph.D. & James Sniechowski, Ph.D. International Gender Experts and Relationship Trainers
Mr. Cook cannot answer personal inquiries or requests for personalhelp due to the large volume of such requests. Abused Men-The Hidden Side ofDomestic Violence does contain a selected resource list for contacting helpful groups.