MICHAEL, Little Boy Black & Blue: Surviving the Effects of a Poisonous Child Abuser
“Michael, Little Boy Black & Blue: Surviving the Effects of a Poisonous Child Abuser”
The inspiring survival story of a Mississippi boy who experienced decades of abuse and torture at the hands of a maniac! Michael, Little Boy Black & Blue, chronicles the life and the experiences of an LGBTQ+ youth who endured unimaginable mental and physical abuse and violence starting at the age of five, in the early 1960s, continuing through the gay movement and Anita Bryant years of the 1970s, the AIDS epidemic, and its backlash of the 1980s and beyond, which resulted in Michael’s development of severe complex PTSD, BDD, and other health conditions.
Michael and his mother were both brutalized by a lumbering 6’8″ violent man who took extreme delight in his own insanity, brutality and cruelty. “Punishments” continued through high school, and Michael’s early adulthood. He takes you with him during some of these horrific events and he describes exactly how he feels while experiencing these things, but he puts enough humor in to his writing to make it less painful, and he lets you know what he was really thinking while being brutalized. When he fell in love with a school mate, all Hell broke loose, and a life was lost.
Michael refused to be bound by his past, but he found that it had a way of catching up to him when least expected. His, is a story of pain, loss and torment, but it also serves as an example of hope, perseverance and resilience. Through his journey, he was able to overcome the temptations of suicide, drugs, sexual abuse and torture to become a successful artist, a teacher and a miniaturist, all while searching for someone that he never knew he had lost. He wrote this first book as an exercise in healing and coping, but he discovered that he could share what comes from a mind that adapted and developed differently with others. If you have ever felt different from others, this book is for you. Go on the journey. You are safe. 18+
Hugh-Beth Knott says, “I threw it away when I saw it was about a homosexual. Then, I seen this homeless man dig it out of my trash and started reading it, so I ran out there and snatched it back. I read it, and I liked it pretty good, but its got some egg and coffee grounds on it now.”
Juanita Sistance says, “I like the religious parts the best but everything else he wrote about better.”
Michael Hunter McVay is a retired art instructor, a miniaturist, and the author of "Michael, Little Boy Black & Blue: Surviving the Effects of a Poisonous Child Abuser," and "The Repulsive Tales of Wayward Fern: When Drinking & Thinking Don’t Mix," and "Michael, Little Boy Blacker & Bluer II." More books are on the way.
A professionally trained art teacher, Michael, has illustrated several books and an award-winning book cover for the Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association. As well as an artist, Michael has written short stories and plays for all ages. He taught school as an art teacher and as an elementary school teacher until recently retiring after the tragic death of his beloved mother. He writes real, true-life stories of love, deception, passion, torment, abuse, torture, lust, betrayal, and joy with plenty of humor, a tinge of sarcasm, and inspiration from the heart.
His first memoir, Michael, Little Boy Black & Blue: Surviving the Effects of a Poisonous Child Abuser, was written as an account of the trials and tribulations of his excessively abusive and violent childhood. Adult survivors of child abuse typically develop serious health conditions later in their lives. Michael suffers from Meniere’s Disease, complex PTSD, BDD, and a host of other conditions because of the decades of abuse he endured throughout his life. This book was written as an exercise in healing and coping after he had recently recalled blocked memories that his mind had compartmentalized and hid away for forty years.
A child of the 1960’s and 1970’s, Michael was into all sorts of things. He collected world-wide stamps, Barbie dolls, Depression-glass, Coca-Cola memorabilia, antiques and much more. As an adult he still has many of these things and he continues to add to his collections. He parted with some things, and he downsized his Barbie collection from over 10,000 vintage Barbie and family dolls to less than half that number after moving to California from Mississippi, when he transferred to teach in an all-new environment. He was a multi-state licensed K-12 educator, now mostly retired.
Michael lost his father at a young age to suicide, so the story goes. He and his mother, both, attempted suicide during their years spent with a psychotic maniacal abuser, his brutal stepfather. Through his writing, Michael shows us his sense of humor even during the darkest of times. While he reveals horrendous episodes of abuse, he shares what was going on in his head as it was happening, often remaining calm at the worst of times, and finding humor while scratching his way out of a deep pit. The abuse began when Michael was barely five years old and it continued into his early adulthood. He wrote a follow-up, companion book to the first memoir in order to include more events and people who were not covered in-depth in the first book.
Michael and his partner Christopher, extensive world travelers before Covid, live with their blind dog in sunny, Southern California, where they enjoy taking long walks and cooking. Michael spends his retirement years writing, and building highly detailed miniature structures.
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