REVIEWS

 

2013

Amazon.com Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars

 

a true "page turner"

 

This review is from: God Must be Sleeping (Kindle Edition)

 

"It's hard to believe there are people who harbor so much hatred and cruelty for others, especially your own son. It's amazing what this man endured but even more amazing that he turned it around and overcame the odds against him. This is the most inspirational book I've ever read."

 

 

By 

W. G. Horton "HREagle" (Rochester, N.Y.) 

2013

Amazon.com Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars

 

A must read for those who were abused and for those who love them, June 27, 2013

 

This review is from: God Must be Sleeping (Kindle Edition)

 

Thank you Gregg for telling your life story so that we can learn how to prevent abuse and how to help others heal. I am grateful for your bravery. I'm thankful to God that he gave you the strength and courage to open and help others. Thank you.

 

 

By 

Craig Soubliere Host Of Arm Wrestling Nation ... - See all my reviews

November 30, 2013

Langley, British Columbia

"I just wanted to say that I think you are an incredibly brave and inspirational person.  The work you do is amazing.  You've inspired me to be a better person and to appreciate what I have in my life now.  This world really is a beautiful place with kind compassionate people in it.  Thank you for doing what you do."

As of November 13, 2013

Goodreads Reviews

Reviews Taken from Goodreads.Com:  God Must Be Sleeping by Gregg Tyler Milligan (Goodreads Author)

Average Rating Score: 4.5 of 5 stars 4.50

July 4, 2013

{Rated 5 out of 5 Stars}

"It was amazing.  Great book, insightful and helpful. Raw and real."

September 24, 2013

{Rated 4 out of 5 Stars}

"I really liked it."

October 6, 2013

{Rated 5 out of 5 Stars)

"It was amazing."

September 27, 2013

{Rated 5 out of 5 Stars)

"It was amazing."

July 21, 2013

{Rated 5 out of 5 Stars)

"It was amazing."

May 20, 2013

{Rated 5 out of 5 Stars)

"It was amazing."

April 6, 2013

{Rated 5 out of 5 Stars)

"It was amazing."

February 8, 2013

{Rated 2 out of 5 Stars)

"It was okay."

As of November 13, 2013

Goodreads Reviews

Reviews Taken from Goodreads.Com:  A Beautiful World: One Son's Escape from the Snares of Abuse and Devotion by Gregg Tyler Milligan (Goodreads Author)

Average Rating Score: 3.6 of 5 stars 3.60

January 13, 2011

{Rated 5 out of 5 Stars}

"It was amazing.  Shocking and haunting. Almost unreal. I must have cried about 10x reading this."

February 8, 2013

{Rated 2 out of 5 Stars}

"It was okay, but a very important story."

August 17, 2013

{Rated 2 out of 5 Stars}

"It was okay."

July 29, 2013

{Rated 5 out of 5 Stars}

"It was amazing."

May 20, 2013

{Rated 5 out of 5 Stars}

"It was amazing."

February 17, 2013

{Rated 4 out of 5 Stars}

"I really liked it."

August 29, 2012

{Rated 4 out of 5 Stars}

"I really liked it."

August 22, 2012

{Rated 3 out of 5 Stars}

"I liked it."

July 18, 2012

{Rated 5 out of 5 Stars}

"It was amazing."

January 17, 2012

{Rated 4 out of 5 Stars}

"I really liked it."

July 13, 2011

{Rated 3 out of 5 Stars}

"I liked it."

April 22, 2011

{Rated 3 out of 5 Stars}

"I liked it."

April 18, 2011

{Rated 3 out of 5 Stars}

"I liked it."

November 11, 2010

{Rated 3 out of 5 Stars}

"I liked it."

March 11, 2012

{Rated 3 out of 5 Stars}

"I liked it."

November 10, 2013

Erie, Pennsylvania

"My dearest friend, you never cease to amaze and inspire me. Like Kelly said, WOW!! Thank you for giving us so much to live up to. You are that lighthouse on the shore, leading so many out of the darkness. Thank you for being there for my children and myself. May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family."

November 10, 2013

Miami, FL

"You are an inspiration to us all. I've been blessed to have met you."

November 9, 2013

Clinton, MI

"What an AWESOME mentor you are too many people all over the world Bobo. God Blessed you to be a fighter and help others. We are all THANKFUL for your love and compassion. I Love You / Pug."

November 9, 2013

Columbus, OH

"You are amazing; you are loved by so many, you have helped so many."

November 9, 2013

Marquette, MI

Wow, I seriously want to cry....this is soooo touching to the core of our being! Don't give up victims of this world...because by tomorrow you will be called "Survivors" for Life!! Thank you Gregg for all your words of wisdom from living through it, & coming out an Amazing man!!!"" What a horrific life as a child Gregg, you so inspire that there is truly always Hope!!!

November 6, 2013

Marquette, MI

"Thank you Gregg! Our experience with the system was not good. She has done the work and has come a long way. Thanks to a friend of yours and a group. Thank you for making people more educated on how abuse affects the person. You have touched so many and continue to touch people."

November 6, 2013

Marquette, MI

"I have been reading several of your writings and white papers - once again I am rendered speechless, your ability to convey the issue of child abuse is beyond Outstanding - I have never heard anyone articulate this subject in such a clear, direct, intellectually sound manner such as you! Exceptionally well done Gregg, You are Amazing!!"

November 6, 2013

Erie, Pennsylvania

"You are so very accurate in your analysis of our leaders and I love that you have the guts to say it. Your voice is being heard!! God bless you, dear friend."

November 6, 2013

Glendale, AZ

"So very eloquent! You have such a kind heart!"

November 6, 2013

San Francisco, CA

"Love is hardcore and revolutionary."

November 5, 2013

Chang Mai, Thailand

"Just wanted to say thank you for letting me read your book and getting to know you more through your book "God must be Sleeping". As I promised and I finally finished it!!!

It wasn't easy for me to read at first. As I do want to know you more and it gave me amazing motivation to finished your book. Each chapter that I read, I felt so much for you and what you have been through in your past. You have turned those situations and handled it so well. Thank you for sharing this to me and other people on this planet. I hope this story will help and get people to be more aware of what is happening each day, each second to the child who been abused.

I trusted this story will give a lot of courage and good inspiration for those who has read your book, for those who been abused, to live and get more hope.

I do really hope that this book will help to change their life!!

I love you and so proud of you!

PS: I agree about the title of your book as sometimes I think he is sleeping as he gets too tried with helping people all around on this planet. It must be so exhausted to be a GOD. Wish people can be nice and kind to each other more. So the world can become a better place and Beautiful World!! I really mean it :-)"

November 1, 2013

Response to May 20th Ricki Lake Show

"ur such an inspiration, u have given a voice to so many who suffer in silence"

October 28, 2013

British Columbia

"You are so inspirational. I am so sorry for what you have been through. But, I have seen you sharing your experiences over the years and want to thank you for doing that and continuing to do that. It really does make a positive impact. It helps to hear your story and to hear the feelings you had as a child, and to relate and know that we are not alone and other people have been through things like this and struggled with the same difficulties and feelings. It really does help that you have shared what you have. And I hope that by being open and sharing these things that the world is slowly becoming more and more educated, so that more kids can be protected and more people can find justice in whatever ways they can." 

October 25, 2013

Clinton, MI

"Bobo I am so proud of you. It amazes me how humble you are. You are truly a mentor to people all around the world. You heal a lot of broken hearts and continue to be a blessing to ALL of us. Without you my life would be nothing. I Love You.....Pug"

October 25, 2013

Marquette, MI

"There are not enough words for me to express the gratitude I have for you Gregg, you are and will always be my Hero for not only the obvious but the not so obvious reasons! You made such a long lasting impact during your time in Marquette, Thank you for sharing your story and so much of yourself with us."

Kelly Laakso, Sexual Assault Advocate; Anti-Human Trafficking

Women's Center Domestic and Sexual Violence

October 25, 2013

California

"Sometimes the ones who work the hardest and give the most are the quietest about what they've done. That's called Honor. They inspire the rest of us. That's called Pride. Thanks for all you are and all you do."

October 24, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

"So Proud of you super Millie!!"

October 24, 2013

Royal Oak, MI

"Congratulations on your speech in Marquette at The Women's Center! You are making a difference in so many people's lives! Proud!!"

October 23, 2013

Newberry, MI

"Awesome speech last night! You were really helpful to me! :)"

October 15, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"God Must Be Sleeping" is the brilliant book I have ever read. Thank you for your generosity. I will keep it safe, I promise."

October 12, 2013

West Palm Beach, FL

"Dear Gregg,

I have been meaning to send you a note to let you know how appreciative I am for the time you took to spend with Families First.  You have made an impact on our cause.  I do this work because I believe in opportunities we all have to make a difference and the ability to bring back hope and possibilities that things can be different. 

You renewed that desire and were an inspiration to us all.  Thanks for sharing your journey and the courage you have to use your life experiences to improve the lives of others and of larger systems.  I hope our paths will cross again.

 Thanks again Gregg. 

With much regard,

 Julie"

October 6, 2013

Oklahoma

"God must Be Sleeping" is an excellent book. I recommended you to read it!"

October 4th, 2013

West Palm Beach, FL

"A Special Thank You to Gregg Tyler Milligan, Luncheon Keynote Speaker,

As a child service agency, Families First sees first hand the impact one can make in the life of a child if given the opportunity.  Even further, the organization has seen the impact that a child can make as an adult free from abuse and neglect. 

Gregg, you are a shining example of what can come of a child if given the tools and love needed to break the cycle.  Congratulations to you for the work you do in your community and abroad, the lives you have touched and the impact you make each and every day. 

Families First will continue to do what we do because of wonderful people like you.

With sincere admiration,

The Families First Staff

In the words of Gregg Milligan, "Please remember, the reason we are here is to save one another -- Break the cycle."

October 3, 2013

Royal Oak, MI

"Hi Gregg,

Wanting to wish you very good luck on your trip to Florida. Hopefully it is more successful than you can imagine.  This is something so very important, not to just you or to us, but to so many others who have no voice. They need that and the help you give them.

Good Luck again Gregg"

October 2, 2013

Poteau, Oklahoma

"I just finished reading your book "God Must Be Sleeping" the other night. You are an AMAZING person!! I cried so much as I read the book. I am 38 years old and grew up with an abusive mother with mental problems. Her abuse was only physical but still hurt, even today. I hope you accept my friend request. I feel like I know you.  I first saw you on the Ricki Lake Show. I watched you on the Oprah Show last night on youtube."

October 1, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"Well, I feel so lucky to get these two special gifts from you. Every time I open your book, I feel hope and love around. "Don't ever give up...!" you always give me such sincere advice when I get into trouble. You are a real hero in a real life. I will never forget you, my best friend!!!  P.S. You run 100m in 10:05 seconds? Unbelievable   Anyhow I still won't hesitate to run with you next time. I will never give up...

September 29, 2013

Charleston, SC

"Gregg,

I just finished reading God Must Be Sleeping.  Thank God for me being awake watching TV late night, when I was flipping channels and I caught part of the Ricki Lake rebroadcast!

Never in my life have felt compelled to write an email to an author before.  I was so moved by your story that I feel like I know you.  I want to thank you for writing the book. 

Of course there is a "my story"....The abuse I suffered was by no means at the level you endured, but all of us share living as 'survivors'.  Our similarities do not end there....we are about the same age (I was born in 1964), had a mental breakdown in college (freshman year for me) and fought my way through it to a successful IT career. 

I have spent my life battling my demons and have found happiness...therapy, anti-depressants, etc.   Finally, as I approach 50, I can allow myself to be happy.  Although, it is always attached to the sense that the dire wolf is right outside waiting to collect his due.   Some parts of the damage never go away.

I think you have inspired me to get involved like you have.  I sincerely thank you for that.

{"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance"} (Socrates)

Again, Gregg, thank you from the bottom of my heart."

September 25, 2013

Grand Rapids, MI

"Just watched your interview with Oprah and all I can say is wow...it's amazing that you made it through everything the way you did. Thank you for all that you do and God bless!"

September 20, 2013

Atlanta, GA

"I just have to say after seeing your post,,that you truly inspire with the giving heart that you have,,,,I have been in the advocacy field for many years and never have I had the pleasure of meeting someone that has such inspiration that you portray in your everyday life caring for others whether they may be animals or human. There are times that I just say WOW,,what a true child of God."

September 17, 2013

Studio City, CA

"As I read the book, a gamut of emotion came over me. Gasping, weeping, sighing, empathy, anger and finally Love.  How a small boy so tormented by evil could even survive such things, let alone write about it. 

Thank you fine Sir for sharing your truth and raising awareness to abuse.  The elephant in the corner that few want to speak about.  

The story left me feeling cleansed and relieved. God knows I cried for you, Pug and myself.  Bless those who helped you get on the right "track".

Finished your book last night.. What a ride. [...]  I may be damaged but my heart is in the right place. I can honestly say "I love you" [...] Emotionally.  Thank you again for your beautiful writings and opening up about the pain that was breaking you apart. God isn't sleeping ~ he brought me to you."

September 14, 2013

Chiang Mai, Thailand

"I read your white paper and you did a great support to the officers who have done their wonderful job out there and to save other people.  I am so proud of you too as you have done in giving an effort and inspiration for other people."

September 12, 2013

Studio City, CA

"Thank you for sharing the truth in your book.  Opening my mind to my own.  They say "you can't keep it until you give it away."

September 5, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"Bobo, I am so proud of you that people are loving you and your heart so much. No matter what happen, where and when, my love and thoughts for you never change. I'm not there but always support you on everything you do and everywhere you go. Hope to see you visiting our country here or one day I will fly there myself by my wings to see you   don't complain me that I'm crazy!"

September 4, 2013

Johnson City, Tennessee

"Hey Gregg,

Thank you so much...THANK YOU so much Gregg, you are such an inspiration. 

To be honest it is because of you I came out and talked about my abuse. I saw how strong you were, and how far you have come, and I thought to myself. "If he can do this, so can I."  I am among others like us, and I have a great support system, I have a loving husband and 4 children.  

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart Gregg, even though you didn't know it, your strength has gotten me through this time in my life, and led me to my own journey in healing.

Thank You Gregg, and may god bless."

September 2, 2013 (my birthday)

Glendale, Arizona

"I was just changing channels and the episode of you on Ricki Lake is on again. Is it a coincidence that its being reran on your birthday? Or divine intervention? Either way. It's a pleasure to watch..You are so eloquent and I'm sure it helping so very many people to hear your story."

August 31, 2013

Jackson, MS

"I happened to watch a rerun of Ricki Lake, yesterday that you were on. I loved your positive, loving outlook on life and people despite your childhood. Thank you."

August 31, 2013

USA

"Hi Gregg,

I was also abused and neglected as a child, after seeing you on the Ricki Lake" show I thought I'd drop you a line.  I had a light bulb moment after reviewing my own experiences, feeling like I just didn't matter.  My light bulb moment came when I realized, that it was my teachers, and other moms in the community that helped me, that cared, it's obvious that we all find, (or they find us), those caring people that help us succeed. a lot of us fall through the gaps, probably because as victims we are so scared we behave ourselves_(too well), letting others think that life is normal from an outward glance, we learn early not to cause trouble.

I'm glad there are more people like me, not cause we've been hurt, but because we have a mutual understanding, I'm feeling more like it's time to stop the why why? and tell my story too.

Thanks for being a role model."

 

August 29, 2013

Santa Cruz, California

"Hi Gregg,

My name is Karen Gallant Craft.  I am a cousin of Geno Gallant.  I heard your story for the first time on Saturday on vacation from CA.  I met April and she gave me this information for your website.  I felt such loss of words when I heard your story.  I am amazed at the strength and determination that you and April must have had.  I grew up in Adrian too, and as I watched the Oprah show online I saw a lot of familiar places.  I really would like to know more about you and April and hopefully encourage you in future adventures.  

Your story has really touched my heart and shows the importance of not ignoring a situation when things just do not look right. Take care and I would really like to keep in touch.

Warmly"

August 31, 2013

Rhode Island

"Great job with Ricki Lake. People love you."

August 31, 2013

California

"Oh my God, I just saw you on Rickie Lake. Getting your book, but I must say I related to your story.... At the end of the show you said "no secrets" the problem with me is I could never be honest enough with myself to write about it. Can't wait to read it. I'm sure you suffered so in what was talked about in the show. You seem so peaceful."

August 21, 2013

Pennsylvania

"Dear Gregg,

I am speechless. This is so much more than I expected and so unbelievably kind of you. I will put it on my author site in the next few days and once it is up, send it around for your final approval. I may also, if it is ok with you, take an excerpt or two for use in some of my other marketing materials.

It means the world to me that you took the time to read my book and found something this nice to say. I feel I am so in your debt.

When you stood up so publicly, you inspired me so deeply and I became your fan for life.

It brings me a great deal of comfort now to have your support. It was scary when I first launched StoopvilleFarms to start sharing my story so publicly and this book in some ways is a new layer of that fear, although less 'personal' it is more personal from an emotional truth standpoint than my 'real story' ever could be. I am really glad that for you, I succeeded in my goal of making Elinor someone we each could relate to. I wanted her to be that, in honor of the original Eleanor who was my catalyst to write the book, and for all of the Elinors out here journeying alongside of us. Gives me a renewed sense of hope and purpose at a vital moment.

Thank you does not seem to say enough this morning. Thank you."

-          Author of "The Gnosis of the Salmon" by Lynne Marie Rowland

August 16, 2013

MA

"Hi Gregg, We are at our other address for some family stuff....here, the computer has sound. I just watched you on Oprah and it made me cry. Loved seeing your handsome son.  When I was reading "A Beautiful World," of course I knew you had survived it and were able to write about it, and so many years had passed.  But I still wanted to take that little boy to my home, give him chicken soup, a warm bath, a clean bed with a down pillow, then tell him a story."

August 16, 2013

Atlanta, GA

"Being a survivor myself and working in human trafficking and child advocacy I admire you for coming forward and telling your story. You are a true inspiration to the young men and women that are afraid to tell their story. Looking forward to reading your book.

After reading you post,,,,I must say. Who are we to pick and choose the very ones that are in need of love and compassion? Who are we to place conditions on love and compassion? For when love is given it is to be given freely and unconditionally. Unconditional love is the truest love of all. That Sir, is what you need to always remember. Be who you are, stay true to yourself. The beauty of the human soul is to love multiple times."

August 13, 2013

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

"Hi, I just read "The Four Hearts," can't review it in just two words. It was heavy, disturbing and yet hopeful, all at the same time.  I guess it was a prerequisite to your book.  But your book, a story of horrific abuse, was told in story form with conversation which is my favorite writing style as a reader. I think you are a miracle -- to have achieved your success and become a loving person despite your mistreatment by so many."

August 1, 2013

USA

"Dear Gregg Milligan, as I received your email, I am reading your second book. I am almost at the end, where you talk to the psychologist at the college. You are a wonderful writer. (I wrote a column for a Boston paper for five years in the 1980's).  Yes I was blessed with a sweet Dad who passed away at the age of 97. He never passed by me in the house without giving me an affectionate gesture.  Thanks for your email! 

Just finished "God Must Be Sleeping."  It was uplifting despite the bad stuff because of your ultimate success. I liked hearing about your coach and the psychologist (a friend would call them Guardian Angels).  Your first book, "A Beautiful World," was disturbing to say the least. I could hardly get to sleep the night I finished it.  Maybe because I have an 11 year old grandson.  He still takes stuffed animals to bed and he played the Lion in his school's production of "The Wizard of Oz."  That's what 11 year old boys should be doing. 

I read your last piece, "Regarding Mother and Father" a couple of times. It was dark.  And so appropriate.

I remember reading Augusten Burrough's book, "A Wolf At The Table."  Sad but beautifully written just like your memoirs.  Cry no more!"

July 29, 2013

USA

"Dear Gregg Milligan,

I just finished your book, "A Beautiful World....."  I could not put it down. I wanted you to escape.  I wanted your mother in jail.  I was disappointed that you did not provide an Epilogue.  I wanted to know what happened to your siblings, to your mother, to you.  You have obviously become a successful author and I will read your second book on my Kindle.

My dad once  told me that his father used to wake him up hitting him with a strap. My dad vowed he would never harm his children...When I was very young, I guess I was being naughty.  My mother said to my dad, "Paul, will you speak to her!"  My dad looked at me, smiled, and said, "Hi honey."

July 16, 2013

Virginia

"Hi Gregg. I just wanted to tell you that I just finished your book God Must Be Sleeping. It touched my heart in so many ways and I just wanted to share that with you. You are truly a fighter and an inspiration to anyone who has been in that situation. God bless you!

I'm so proud of you for overcoming all the obstacles you faced growing up. Not only did you succeed but you kicked butt doing it!"

July 15, 2013

Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

"Hey Gregg- Just read your Weary Warrior piece! Very well written, but so very sad! I am sorry things did not work out the way you had hoped, it is such a shame what goes on in this world! As I was reading your thoughts- my thought was that if you have even helped ONE person have hope, or cope with their own abuse or even gave them the feeling that they are not alone--your work has been worth it! I KNOW there are many, many people who look up to you (including myself) and KNOW there are many, many lives you have impacted! Hang in there--YOU ARE AWESOME!!!"

July 4, 2013

Erie, Pennsylvania

"It's a blessing to be in your life. God definitely sometimes draws straight, with crooked lines. But that's alright, as long as we know He's got a great plan. The surprise of having angels like you come into our lives and in such a time of need for my family, is further proof to me that God is real and He will work all things out for the good of those who love Him. We are vessels through which the will of God is carried out. You are amazing and it's so humbling and inspiring to know you."

July 4, 2013

Royal Oak, Michigan

"Gregg thanks for sharing that paper with us and all of the struggles. I am actually quite surprised by the results of all your hard and timeless work. Maybe not so much in the foreign countries, but definitely in the U.S. But remember even though you continue to struggle, you are that one shining light. The shining light for others to follow and the impacts you are making around the world will make the light shine brighter until some day they will not be able to ignore that light. Things aren't going to be easy, but you knew that going in, you are an extremely strong person and you are making a difference. No matter how small it may seem, it is still a difference that wouldn't have been made if you were not doing it."

July 3, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"To My Dear Weary Warrior, Reading one of your White Papers about "A Weary Warrior" from godmustbesleeping.com, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to You. Our earth is like one little polka-dot among millions of celestial bodies, one orbit full of hatred and strife among the peaceful, silent spheres. Your dream of a beautiful world could fall and break into a thousand pieces but never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. Please don't ever give up...! The world will darken if there is no one like you in it. Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring - Holly (:"

June 28, 2013

Charlotte, North Carolina

"Love is the answer and the remedy!... "

June 28, 2013

Rancho Santa Margarita, California

"Are you ever going to do a book signing in Los Angeles or Orange County or San Diego? Perhaps you were here already and I simply missed it? On a personal note thank you for all that u do to bring awareness and light to such a dark and common issue."

June 28, 2013

Erie, Pennsylvania

"You are such an amazing inspiration and advocate for those who have suffered abuse.  How that type of advocacy could be a better fit for someone else, I do not understand. I believe you have the right idea, in taking the time to think about what you do next.  Pray and ask God what is His next plan for you. After all, He is God and knows more than all of us.

So proud of you, dear friend. Thank you for caring so much and for being such a good friend.  So honored to know Gregg Milligan and to be reminded of the kind of person I want to continue to be.  God bless you, Ilana and Gregg! Thank you for the blessings you give so many other people. 

You set the example for me and many others."

June 28, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

"We are here to save one another," "please don't quit trying."  By Gregg Milligan (God must be sleeping and Beautiful World). 

 I wanna Thanks a lot to you that remind me to don't quit trying; I used to work with Child protection in Thailand, now I work with Urban Refugee who are in Thailand. It' quit difficult to change the system to help all of them, but anywhere I'll do my best and won't give up."

Have a nice time in your true home Gregg."

June 28, 2013

Ireland

"Gregg, I know how hard you find it sometimes to help others.  You are either dealing with those who do not want or know they need help, or the people who are just plain evil.  Please don't quit.  Love comes in many forms.  You are all of them. 

I cannot wait for Book III. 

P.S. If you are ever in Ireland, look me up.  Seriously.  :)."

June 28, 2013

Glasgow, Scotland

Comment on The Ricki Lake Show May 20th Episode - Featuring Gregg Milligan, Author & Abuse Prevention Advocate:

"Your my hero Gregg.  It is indeed a beautiful world with you in it.  From your wee pal Liz in Glasgow.  Xx."

June 24, 2013

America

To a sweet and wonderful little owl, Reading your work, I find that you are the most incredible blessing to not only me but to this world.  And! CONGRATULATIONS on a successful and awesome international book tour!!! You have made an amazing difference and touched so many lives with your selfless work, overcoming incredible challenges to spread a message of hope to the powerless - and raise awareness / incite action within those in a position to help them - never quitting - against all odds - in your mission to help the innocent.  Take care of yourself - be safe and make sure you eat - you look too skinny (haha).  Travel safe - and know that soft rain falls upon your little tiny face. ... this is how it feels to be *:x love-struck*:x."

June 22, 2013

Bitburg, Germany

"Have a safe trip home and I would also like to thank you for all the hard work you have done. We were so glad to have found your books. You have no idea what an impact it has made on our family. You truly have a kind soul to share your story with those of us who have struggled for many years."

June 22, 2013

Planet Earth

"On a personal note thank you for all that u do to bring awareness and light to such a dark and common issue."

June 22, 2013

Amarillo, Texas

"I saw you on the Ricki Lake Show on YouTube. It was a great segment, and I learned a few things I never knew before."

June 19, 2013

Tel Aviv, Israel

"open up my mobile. the Hong Kong airport. and found those pictures and what you wrote. I am SHOCK. just felt speechless. now let's face it Gregg who is the hero here is Y O U. because of people like you earth keep moving. you are the reason people decided to be much more better. you inspiration drive the world. as we agree NO BORDER. love will win. actually its already does. see you in TA dear. I love you in any languages....."

June 18, 2013

Michigan, U.S.A.

"Oh! I sobbed while reading your RAINN Submissions about The Body 1 & 2.  How can anyone not love you more than anything and show you in every way possible.  I am so sorry from the deepest reaches of my soul. 

Thank you for fighting so hard and trying to make this world better for those that suffer.  You are an angel beyond the universe. 

This is phenomenal as is all of your writing.  You will be loved with all of my heart and soul forever."

June 17, 2013

Chiang Mai, Thailand

"Hi the great author,

Yes, I have read the body, first submission... Here is my review;

You have described the picture of the scene very well. The story also showed how the body can react and order the other part of the body to be function and response at the same time.

I felt really sad about what happen to you from your own mother, the person who you should feel safe with than other people and thanks for Tina to shown up just in time to save your life.

I am not sure if this sounds ok to you but I wrote it the way I felt.

Sweet dreams you."

June 17, 2013

Luang Prabang, Laos

"Thank you Mr. Gregg Milligan I got the book.  I'll start reading and it was so great to meet you.  How lucky I'm to get know you.  I never thought I would meet anyone like you in my lifetime.  To meet someone so famed like you.  I'm happy and felt lucky.  Thank you so much."

June 17, 2013

Dublin, Ireland

"Hi Tyler, yesterday I went to see the new Superman movie. The one line I loved out of it was, when Lois asked Superman what does the 'S' stand for is it superman? He replied no, here on earth the 'S' stands for hope. It made me smile and almost cry because I thought of you, maybe you don't have the outfit but you sure are a hero. . You are the world's hero, not just mine. I picked a foo fighters song to sing last night, its times like these, and then I thought you sang that song. I also bought a cute t-shirt with a cartoon cat looking pretty annoyed saying I'm your superhero. . It's nice to know somebody cares about me, thank you again and Nuffie too.   xxxx."

June 16, 2013

The Lexie Bean Foundation

"Hello Gregg, 

Thank you for writing such a brave and candid piece. You're a star, and your story is so important to share.  

I will take up to three pieces per person, so you are more than welcome to send in more pieces for this book project between now and August 8.  

I will continue to check in with you over the next few months to 1. see how you're doing/feeling/making, 2. keep you updated on the publishing process! 

 

In solidarity,

Lexie Bean, 

http://www.attnpeoplewithbodyparts.org/"

June 16, 2013

Luang Prabang, Laos

"I just finished reading God Must Be Sleeping and I have to admit it is the most powerful book I've ever read.  So well written and I was right there with the author, Gregg Milligan.  I cannot believe someone can write like that where he can make even the most terrible moment seem like it has never happened and it is happening at the same time.  I am an English professor and this man is not only one of the most courageous people I have come to learn about, but he is in a writing class all by himself.  Amazing!

You have a talent for reaching inside someone with your words and never letting us go.  Please don't ever stop writing.

A fan for life.  Your book just made my ‘recommended reading list' for my undergrad/grad/and doctoral students."

June 14, 2013

Jackson, Mississippi

"I just watched your interview on Ricki Lake show. Wow! I am from Ypsilanti too, but most likely older. I wish I could have helped you out of that situation, but it's good to hear that other good people came along to help. You are brave. Thank you for what you are doing."

June 12, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Comment on The Ricki Lake Show May 20th Episode - Featuring Gregg Milligan, Author & Abuse Prevention Advocate

"You are such a wonderful man and you hold a very beautiful heart! Keep going please! xx"

June 12, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"Even though we have not met each other, I feel proud of you greatly!"

June 12, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"You are the inspiring writer on behalf of children I have ever known. It is heartbreaking to read your childhood story and how brave you are to stand up with hope that child sexual abuse is worth drawing attention from a society. After reading your true story, I feel stronger and live healthily. You bring to me a beautiful message - a message of hope for a beautiful world. I admire you so much! The Author Gregg Milligan."

June 11, 2013

34,000 feet above Virginia

"As I sat on the plane reading your book, God Must Be Sleeping, I wondered to myself . . .Do you even know how incredible your writing is - far exceeding past the greatest masters of the craft from years ago  - to the point where there is not a written word on this earth that is in the same league as your true gift? 

You hold not a skill, nor experience, nor a talent nor craft - you bestow a gift unlike any other with each letter you transcribe and word you create. 

I wondered to myself if you even had a tiny inkling, notion or grasp of how grand a gift you have and how spectacular both you and your writing are in this universe, and all of those universes beyond ours. 

I hoped with all of my heart that you did . . . and I vowed to tell you so in earnest, hoping some of this truth made it into your heart to stay.

Looking SO forward to Book III!!"

June 9, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"You are the best writer for abuse prevention advocacy. Proud of you much!"

June 8, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

"After reading the White Paper, "A White Paper: Thailand's Royal Thai Police Agent Phavit - Its Light and Hope," I feel hope.  I do not feel so alone and also that my country is doing something about human trafficking and child abuse.  I also felt happy when I read about the father and daughter.  It showed me that people can love each other.  The paper by the author gave me power and I also feel other people will feel the same.  Thank you author Gregg Milligan for this beautiful day and to make my day happy and for me to feel safe.  Because of the white paper, I know there is people around me that make me feel safe.  I know that Phavit and Pam are real and in my country now."

June 4, 2013

Chiang Mai, Thailand

"It is an honor to get to know Gregg.  He is one of the great authors who wishes to make the world become a better place."

June 7. 2014

Pennsylvania, USA

"It's so inspiring to see the work you're doing and to feel like in a small way, we offer you the encouragement to continue.  I can see my children moving in the same direction of helping others and they would be so passionate about it.

They truly are very caring, compassionate people. You are so deserving of every nice compliment, because you touch so many people's lives with your compassion. You have saved many people and it's just the start of what you're going to do.

You have helped save my three children and I could not have done it without you. I'm forever grateful to you. God bless you and have an awesome day!"

June 7, 2013

Sherwood Park, Alberta

Comment posted on The Ricki Lake Show May 20th Episode - Featuring Gregg Milligan, Author & Abuse Prevention Advocate:

"So good that you got to share your story and accomplishments on the Ricki Show. Getting the word out helps others and yourself. You are so awesome, Gregg, cheering for you all the way."

June 6, 2013

Tennessee

"...please read this. Gregg is such a compassionate, beautiful, inspiring human being. I hope you enjoy his writings."

June 5, 2013

Luang Prabang, Laos

"Dear MR Gregg I'm happy meeting you too I'm so great and lucky to meeting you and thank you for your kindness send me a book and thank you again.

 MR Gregg I hope I get to meet you again in next future if you have free time please come visit me in Laos again thank you."

June 5, 2013

Michigan, USA

"First of all you are AN AMAZING WRITER.  Oh WOW!!!  As many times as I've read your book - it is a thrilling beautiful gut-punch heart and throat choker every time - every page and every word!!! You have a gift that is out of this universe - you cannot stop writing - you just can't - not with a gift like that. 

Breathtaking doesn't begin to describe your writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

June 5, 2013

Chiang Mai, Thailand

"Just to let you know that I watched Ricki Lake show and you were great. I am totally sad to hear what had happen to you. You are absolutely a great fighter and you will be a great sample for other people who been through the similar experience like you.

I am so tired now but still have not done my homework (again) as I got distracted to read on your site and I have put your video on my Facebook as well."

June 5, 2013

Michigan, USA

"WATCHED The Ricki Lake Show May 20th Episode - Featuring Gregg Milligan, Author & Abuse Prevention Advocate: The Ricki Lake Show: Talk show host Ricki Lake interviews international author and abuse prevention advocate Gregg Tyler Milligan on 5/20/2013 episode:

Fantastic job Uncle Gregg! I am so proud of you. Your strength and beauty never ceases to amaze me. I love you! Xoxo"

June 5, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"I have read your book "God must be sleeping" but I am speechless when I watch The Ricki Lake Show as I can feel how painful you have gone through day after day and how brave you are for standing up.

 

Your heart is always full of unconditional love for everyone especially for the children. There is no denying the fact that the show is very useful and it brings a powerful message to all of us."

...Never give up...

Wish you all the best, an inspiring author Gregg Milligan."

June 4, 2013

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Comment on your video: The Ricki Lake Show May 20th Episode - Featuring Gregg Milligan, Author & Abuse Prevention Advocate :  "You are so brave and thanks for sharing to the world! I'm so proud of you."

June 4, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"You're so wonderful Gregg Milligan."

June 4, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"I couldn't agree more. I am looking forward to The Full Ricki Lake Show for a long time. Every time I watch video, I feel so proud of you Brother Gregg Milligan."

June 4, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

"Amazing author, Tyler! Super! Super! Super!"

June 4, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

"Wow! Your Bobo is amazing.  I watched the Ricki Lake Show many times too."

June 4, 2013

Clinton, MI

"Bobo, I watched the Ricki Lake Show this morning sitting at my desk.  You did an awesome interview with Ricki.  I am SO PROUD of you.  I Love You.  You are amazing.  I love you.  Pug."

June 4, 2013

Thailand

"[...] has made a comment on The Ricki Lake Show May 20th Episode - Featuring Gregg Milligan, Author & Abuse Prevention Advocate.

 

Sooooooooooooo power full I love that show and Fighter Author Gregg Milligan he is amazing."

May 20, 2013

Tennesee

"I'm so sorry for what you went through in your childhood. It just made me sick to hear that. We never know what goes on in someone else's house.  I would love to read your book and I will look for it.

 

Gregg, I am so proud of you for the way you have turned out, but still so sad for what you went through, but it sounds like it has made you an amazing dad to your precious son."

May 20, 2013

United States

"I happened to turn on the Ricki Lake show today and saw and heard you speak.  I sat there crying as my heart broke for you and what you went through as a child. I have so much admiration for you and how you speak out offering hope. "

May 18, 2013

Chiang Mai, Thailand

"A Home for All Seasons is the first story that I chose to read by Gregg Milligan.  The reason I chose to read it first was because the name made me curious and I wanted to know more about the story.

 

The story was quite emotional for me and I found it reflected very well the love between a father and a son.

 

I am pleased that I picked this story to be my first story by the author.  I really enjoyed reading it!"

May 15, 2013

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

"Reading "A White Paper" of the author Gregg Tyler Milligan remains much hopeful in my thoughts. These White Papers are reports the author has written down based on the recent research into abuse. Let's take a closer look at some practical white papers.

- "A White Paper: Child Abuse - Unfortunately, it is about...Who You Know". The research is based on the fact that children are in far more danger of being abuse, kidnapped or killed by their parents than any strangers on the street. A heartbreaking truth but it still exists in a society.

- "A White Paper: No Boundaries When It Comes To Saving Lives". A beautiful message I have learnt from the author, that is we are here to help those who cannot help themselves because we are all "in it" together.

- "A White Paper: The Truth about Child Sexual Abuse". The reality is that child sexual abuse is increasing all over the world and it is never going to be wiped off the face of the earth. When we destroy a child, we destroy our future. Therefore, please save the children by helping prevent abuse from happening; remaining aware and intervene when we see it and ensuring proper treatment for those affected.

- "A White Paper: Where Do We Go After the Storm of Abuse - The Issue of Displacement". Where would be a safe place for a fresh start for the abused, it is still a crapshoot.

 In fact, the abused seek shelter facing with the terrible decisions that go along with displacement:

 (1) Remove the child/adult from the abusive environment; which for a child, may be the only world they have ever known

 (2) Hope the gaining home is filled with love and compassion

 I end up this writing with A Special Thanks to the honorable author Gregg Tyler Milligan. Your message is immensely inspiring and meaningful everywhere in the world. "It is time for "a revolution from below", which will slowly change the hierarchy of the political system. Even though this is extremely difficult, we must not give up our hopes for a better future and continue to strive"

May 14, 2013

Pathumthani, Thailand

"I am a Thai and wanted to tell the author, Tyler.  Thank you very much for writing your white paper.  Your words are so helpful because the message in your paper is powerful.  Your message gives the people of Thailand a better way of understanding more how to protect our children and also my family.  You have helped the Thai be more careful and not quiet about how we can help each other.  I want to tell the author thank you for telling the truth about how much we care about each other and our children.  The paper helps us know more about abuse.  I hope you have more chances to share your message all over Thailand and to all of the world.  Thank you."

May 9, 2013

Palm Beach, FL

"Dear Gregg,

I must say I just looked at your interview from the Oprah Show in 2010.  And I read an excerpt from your book (which I just purchased J).  I didn't say this during our Skype video call today but I cannot believe how amazing you are to share your story while giving others the strength they need to get through the darkest journey one can ever go through.  I understand we all have strength inside us but what you have done and continue to do is nothing less than a magnificent act of selfless generosity.

Thank you for being you."

May 6, 2013

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

"Angles and Kittens" (The meaning of love essay) is one of the heart touching short stories of the author Gregg Tyler Milligan.  I feel deeply sympathy for the loss of your kitten Sambirdio because I have ever got through that pain.  I lost my beloved dog named "Nu" when I had been away from home for a couple of days. Someone stole him and I was in complete shock because it happened so quickly. He was not just a dog...He was my best friend as I was only an eight year-old girl. No one would know how spectacular my best friend was to me and the presence of him being gone will never be fulfilled.  

 

Sambirdio and my "Nu" taught us the meaning of love.  

And more importantly, I always find a delicate meaning inside every your short stories. I am thankful to see you on the other side and looking forward to more expressive stories."

May 2, 2013

Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand (via Seattle Wash.)

"Thanks so much for doing that for my school. You must be good for what you doing that's why TU select you to do this. Thanks again if there anything I can serve you in Seattle let me know."

May 2nd, 2013

Pennsylvania

"You are amazing and we all are so proud of you. We are all trying to follow your example, my friend. Thank you for that :)"

May 1, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

"Your sharing experience is very useful for the people who work for social in Thailand. Give a big hand to you."

April 30, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand

"You are a magic man."

Social Worker, Dept. of Social Administration, Thammasat University

April 26, 2013

Online review

"In times of "thorn and briar" -  to quote the best author in the world . . . :):).  remember you ARE the rose and there are others like you.  Your soft sweet petals, strong stem, and hearty leaves inspire kindness and hope from thousands of miles away,  and in people you don't even know, but who know you and your work.  The goodness of your deeds - reflected in their eyes/hearts -  is piled in with the clarity of love from those familiar to you, who will always provide water and sun to support your growth  - and your many blooms that make this world BEAUTIFUL.  Here's to the eternal garden, and its Guardians - for all that is good will endure and prosper - and all that is evil will fall away 'like twisted bits of paper'.   And specifically to and for YOU -  Guardian, Messenger, Rose and eternal Angel - for keeping your promises and lighting the path - and for the graces bestowed by your heart - here's to an infinity of blessings and beyond . . .With Love Always."

April 20, 2013

Alberta, Canada

"Gregg has done an incredible job of portraying all that has gone on in his life. What strikes me about him is that he is an overcomer and is using his inner strength and resolve to help and encourage others."

April 6, 2013

Thailand

Book Reviews on Barnes & Noble and Goodreads.com - A Beautiful World

 

Gregg Tyler Milligan.Thanks man.  You are very brave. Very remarkable.  I applaud you wholeheartedly."

-Thailand

March 26, 2013

Marquette, MI

"You have touched my daughter's heart! [...]. Reading your book [...].  I hope someday you will come to Marquette and speak. [...].  I wish you only the best in life. Your book is a God-send for all sexually abused victims."

March 24, 2013

Ann Arbor, MI

Inscribed in card given to author/speaker/advocate Gregg Tyler Milligan from Take Back the Night volunteers/readers/fans:

 

"You're an inspiration just for being alive, let alone everything you've accomplished! You mean a lot to us - thank you for everything!"

 

"Thank you so much for sharing your story and spirit with us!"

 

"Thank you, for sharing your story.  You're an inspiration."

 

"Thank you, for the work you do! It was great getting and continuing to know you."

 

"Thank you so much! We appreciate everything you are doing for us!"

 

"Thank you is not enough, for everything that you are.  I'll never forget what you've done / will do for TBTN, and how you have changed me."

 

"Gregg, thank you so much for your participation and everything you've offered to TBTN.  It's been truly amazing getting to know you, and I look forward to working with you at the benefit and rally.  You are an inspiration!"

 

"Thank you for giving hope and inspiration to all who have lived in pain.  You are truly and inspiration."

 

"Thank you for such an amazing gift of all your time and energy, and for being a part of TBTN Ann Arbor!"

 

"Thank you so much for all your dedicated and passionate work.  We appreciate everything!"

 

"Thank you so much for your perseverance and hard work.  I cannot imagine a better spokesperson for our cause."

 

"Thank you for all that you have done and also being a part of TBTN!"

 

"Thank you for sharing your story and being part of TBTN 2013!!"

 

"Thank you for all the hard work and passion you have put into this cause."

 

"Thank you very much for all of your time and effort!"

 

"Thank you so much for all you do and who you are!"

March 12, 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand

"The best part is what we learn, we get to keep and take with us wherever we go.  Education is founded on the fact that everyone deserves a chance if they are willing to work for it." - quoting Gregg Milligan

February 8, 2013

Bay City, MI

"Hi Gregg,

[...] it wasn't until then that I learned of the life that you have lived. I feel that I have to tell you how very sorry I am that you endured the pain that no individual, let alone a child should ever have to feel. The only information that I have learned is from your website and my heart physically ached for you. I also feel that I have to tell you what a strong, amazing, driven, wonderful man that you are. I had no idea of any of this when I met you, the only thing that I did know was that you were a joy to be around and your smile was contagious.  [...].  You have all three things in common, your contagious smile, your laughter, and the purity of truly good heart.  [...] the goodness that I felt from you. I then learned of the cruel part of life that you endured, fought, turned around and overcame. I want you to know that I think that makes you into even a more beautiful person than I already thought you were. You are truly an inspiration to all Gregg, not to mention a hottie too."

January 29, 2013

Grand Rapids, Michigan

"I just finished your book A Beautiful World. It was wonderfully written but I had to keep reminding myself that it was a true story. I don't understand how someone, especially a parent could do those things to a child. It is amazing that you survived and have accomplished so much. Thank you for sharing your story."

January 27, 2013

New Zealand

"I have never met you, but feel as though I know you. You touch peoples souls and believe me if I didn't think you were worth anything I just wouldn't bother commenting. If I love people, they sure as hell know it! You are a man of talent and are put in front of people for a reason...I love the way you embrace that."

January 25, 2013

Ann Arbor, MI

"Hello Gregg!

I just wanted to shoot you an email to say thank you again for coming to our potluck and the incredibly generous offer to speak for us!  I also wanted to say it was very nice talking with you and I appreciate all of the great advice you gave me.

The book you gave me (which I thank you again for such a nice gift for all of us), I read cover to cover at the hospital this past week.  You are a very talented writer and I hope I can tell my story as honest and eloquent as you did.  You probably do not realize how much it meant to me to have some encouragement from you and I have already been starting a new journal.

I mostly just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your book.  Although our experiences in life are so different, it is oddly comforting to know there is another person who has gone through so much but is still able to live and love.  When I read your book I don't know how you were able to be so brave to go over the worst details and relive them.  Thank you for making me feel like I can make it out of this too and that I am not damaged for what I've been through.

Ok, I will stop gushing now.  I hope you are well and having a good week.  See you at the benefit, I know it will be here before we know it.

Take care."

January 3, 2013

Book Reviews on Amazon. Com (God Must Be Sleeping)

5.0 out of 5 stars God Bless Them!!, January 3, 2013

 

"The book is so sad, but being that it is a true story--it is Amazing!! To know what these children went through and to know that they are now caring, wonderful people--is surreal. I personally know the author and his sister, and how they survived the cruelty among these adults is shocking. God woke up and they are very precious adults!!"

January 3, 2013

Book Reviews on Amazon. Com (A Beautiful World)

"This book is the beginning of the book to follow--God Must Be Sleeping--excellent book! Amazing story! The author is compassionate and I am so glad he told his story!!"

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