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" These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self-reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality.

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781409151371

Category: Abusive mothers

Page: 448

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'I don't blame others for my problems. I stand on my own. And one day, you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself.' These words were eighteen-year-old Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother - a woman who had abused him with shocking brutality. But even years after he was rescued, his life remained a continual struggle. Dave felt rootless and awkward, an outcast haunted by memories of his years as the bruised, cowering 'It' locked in his mother's basement. Dave's dramatic reunion with his dying father and the shocking confrontation with his mother led to his ultimate calling: mentor to others struggling with personal hardships. From a difficult marriage to the birth of his son, from an unfulfilling career to an enduring friendship, Dave was finally able to break the chains of his past, learning to trust, to love, and to live.

A Man Named Dave

One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self-reliance.

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Dutton Books

ISBN: 9780525945215

Category: Abused children

Page: 284

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" "All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self-reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way she could imagine. This was the woman who told her son she could kill him any time she wanted to--and nearly did. The more than two million readers of Pelzer's New York Times and international bestselling memoirs know that he lived to tell his courageous story. With stunning generosity of spirit, Dave Pelzer invites readers on his journey to discover how he turned shame into pride and rejection into acceptance."--Amazon.

Too Close to Me

This book, the fifth in Pelzer’s nonfiction series, provides an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in marriage, parenthood, work, and life from the perspective of someone who survived horrific physical and emotional ...

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795343310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 540

View: 703

The #1 New York Times–bestselling author and child abuse survivor reveals the challenges that he still faces as an adult, as a husband, and as a father. In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called “It”, Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood—one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling career, and a family of his own. To many, Pelzer seemed to have found his happy ending. But for a child abuse survivor, living a normal adult life carries challenges and complications above and beyond those faced by most people. This book, the fifth in Pelzer’s nonfiction series, provides an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in marriage, parenthood, work, and life from the perspective of someone who survived horrific physical and emotional terrors as a child—and who seeks to meet the responsibilities and complications of adult life with love, strength, and an open heart.

My Story

THE LOST BOY: The harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of Dave's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family who will love him.

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780752864013

Category: Abused children

Page: 490

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The remarkable trilogy from SUNDAY TIMES No.1 Bestseller Dave Pelzer - now in one volume. A CHILD CALLED 'IT' is Dave Pelzer's story of a child beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. Dave was no longer considered a son, or a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement and when he was allowed food it was scraps from the dogs' bowl. Throughout, Dave kept alive the dream of finding a family who would love and care for him. THE LOST BOY: the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of Dave's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family who will love him. A MAN NAMED DAVE: the gripping conclusion to this inspirational trilogy. With extraordinary generosity of spirit, Dave takes us on a journey into his past. At last he confronts his father and ultimately his mother. Finally, Dave finds the courage to break the chains of the past and learn to love, trust and live for the future.

A Man Named Dave

What has made Dave Pelzer's story a bestseller is that it is also a story of redemption. It is a story where love, kindness, patience and endurance triumph' Daily Mail 'The tale of how he survived the really bad abuse of his early life ...

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409124649

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 595

The concluding volume of Dave Pelzer's million-copy bestselling memoir. 'I don't blame others for my problems. I stand on my own. And one day, you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself.' These words were eighteen-year-old Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, a woman who had abused him with shocking brutality. But even years after he was rescued, his life remained a continual struggle. Dave felt rootless and awkward, an outcast haunted by memories of his years as the bruised, cowering 'It' locked in his mother's basement. Dave's dramatic reunion with his dying father and the shocking confrontation with his mother led to his ultimate calling: mentor to others struggling with personal hardships. From a difficult marriage to the birth of his son, from an unfulfilling career to an enduring friendship, Dave was finally able to break the chains of his past, learning to trust, to love, and to live.

The Privilege of Youth

From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth bravely and compassionately charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer’s life and will inspire a whole new generation ...

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0452286298

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

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The #1 New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author who is a shining example of what overcoming adversity really means now shares the lost chapter of his uplifting journey, which has touched the lives of millions. From A Child Called “It” to The Lost Boy, from A Man Named Dave to Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer’s inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune. In The Privilege of Youth, he shares the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood. With sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the thrill of making his first real friends—some of whom he still shares close relationships with today. He writes about the simple pleasures of exploring his neighborhood, while trying to forget the hell waiting for him at home. From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth bravely and compassionately charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer’s life and will inspire a whole new generation of readers.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward is for anyone wanting to move forward and change their life, no matter what their past may have held.

Author: David J. Pelzer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Change (Psychology)

Page: 194

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Moving Forward is for anyone wanting to move forward and change their life, no matter what their past may have held. Dave Pelzer, author of the internationally bestselling memoirs A Child Called It, The Lost Boy and A Man Called Dave, teaches readers how to harness the strength of surviving past negative experiences and use that empowerment to live their lives according to their own values. Drawing on personal history as well as his experience helping others through his work speaking to private, public and military groups, his crisis hotline and his personal connections, Dave blends his gift for memoir-style storytelling with solid, actionable advice. Moving Forward is a book designed to show people how to lift themselves up, written by a man who has personally walked the path from horrific trauma, through healing, to a successful life. Now he is in a position to show others the way with his trademark wisdom, support and tough love.

Help Yourself

A Child Called It, an autobiographical book, chronicles Pelzer's harrowing experience of child abuse. His follow-up book to that one was The Lost Boy and concerned his life in foster homes.

Author: David J. Pelzer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780007114795

Category: Adaptability (Psychology)

Page: 240

View: 922

A Child Called It, an autobiographical book, chronicles Pelzer's harrowing experience of child abuse. His follow-up book to that one was The Lost Boy and concerned his life in foster homes.

A Child Called It

This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting an inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive.

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781409138440

Category: Abused children

Page: 216

View: 912

Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games ¿ games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an ¿it¿.His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and smelly, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog¿s bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting an inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive.

The Privilege of Youth

The author reveals the story of his struggle through the challenges of adolescence, detailing the taunting he endured from bullies, the joys of making his first real friends, and his quest to escape his difficult home life.

Author: David J. Pelzer

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780525947691

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 171

The author reveals the story of his struggle through the challenges of adolescence, detailing the taunting he endured from bullies, the joys of making his first real friends, and his quest to escape his difficult home life.