You Can’t Hurt Me
‘You Can’t Hurt Me’ A tale of survival against the odds by Paul Stevens. This is the book that played a major part in bringing a monster to justice after he had abused children for nearly 45 years. It is also the story of a young man’s fight against adversity and the ravages of the non-existent care system in Boris Johnson’s 2021 Britain. There has never been a more timely expose of what is wrong with this ravaged, arrogant country. You too will want to put these wrongs right when you read it.
If you understand what it means to be disempowered, to be stripped of every ounce of self-respect you were born with, to be used and thrown away like a meaningless trifle, then this book is for you. If you want to understand just what it means to be abused physically, mentally and sexually before your life has even taken on a double figure count, then this book is for you. If you want to see justice achieved after nearly a lifetime’s struggle, just as it seemed as though fate had urged certain defeat, then this book is for you. With every breath in his body Paul Stevens has produced an examination of his life, of the hope and despair he has encountered in it, and of an ultimate triumph out of the wielding screams of desperation when he finally saw the man who had abused him as a child put away in Belmarsh Prison, almost certainly for the rest of life.
This is not a book for the faint-hearted, but the lion-hearted person who wrote it asks you to read it in the hope that you will be moved to believe in people and in goodwill against the odds. Success can sometimes seem evasive, but this tale will make you believe it is always possible.