This site contains graphic material, including accounts of rape, child abuse and sexual violence.
If you need help
Brent Brents' story brings to light issues of rape and child abuse, as well as domestic violence. As he became a perpetrator, most of his victims were prostitutes. The following organizations are available to those who need help.
"A faith-based non-profit organization created to assist women desiring to leave sexually oriented businesses. Our clients include women working in prostitution, escort services, exotic dancing and pornography."
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
"The leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide."
National Domestic Violence Hotline
"Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals."
Many of Brent Brents' victims were prostitutes, women who are especially vulnerable to violence. Therefore, part of the proceeds from the sale of every edition of Diary of a Predator: A Memoir will go to Street's Hope, a Denver non-profit organization dedicated to helping women leave the sex-for-sale industry.
"Amy Herdy and Brent Brents wrote the book together (Brents wrote through letters from prison) in the hope that no one else will endure such suffering again at the hands of another human being. But the message here is that when one person hurts another, both are hurt. And it's so unnecessary." -Tattered Cover
"Weeks after finishing this book, it is as powerful as it was after finishing the final page. "Diary" and the story of Brent Brents challenge readers to face themselves and their core conflicts... of crime and humanity, justice and redemption. However small might be the glimmer of hope, this hope challenges a reader all the more because the crimes are not excused, the man not glorified. Brilliant!" -Merrimon Crawford, Book Illuminations
"This is a thought provoking book that forces the reader to examine his own life, our sometimes harsh judgement of others, and what really creates the monsters in our midst." -Amazon review
"It's a fast-paced read with surprising twists and a message that will make you think hard about trying to be a better human being." -Nook review
"This book is truly a "page turner"...one you cannot put down. I found myself struggling with heartbreaking emotion and conflicting opinions while reading." -Amazon review