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The White House Boys by Roger Dean Kiser
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Feb 21, 2011

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One of the most horrifying books I have ever read. That something like this could happen to someone boggles my mind. The story is told simply, but that does not take away from the horrible abuse the author was forced to endure during his stay in the facility during his youth. I saw the book when it first came out but couldn't make myself read it due to the content, but in the end I relented. I'm glad I did read it because it makes me aware of what horrible things human beings can do to each other.

However, the fact that the author came out in the end as a good person and not a sociopath just shows how enduring the human spirit is. I commend Mr. Kiser for his bravery at sharing his story, and his determination in making sure no one else is treated like this again.

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