Dave Pelzer - Author

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Dave Pelzer is recognised as one of America's most effective and respected communicators addressing corporations, conventions and health/psychology/primary care workers. His unique accomplishments have garnered personal commendations from Ronald Reagan and George Bush. He was selected as torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Torch relay. He has dedicated his life to helping others help themselves.

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The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy

Author: Dave Pelzer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Dave Pelzer's sequel to million-copy bestseller A CHILD CALLED 'IT' As a child, Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his mother. The world knew nothing of his living nightmare and he had nothing and no one to turn to. But his dreams kept him alive - dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son. Finally, his horrific plight could no longer be hidden from the outside world and Dave's life radically changed. THE LOST BOY is the harrowing, but ultimately uplifting true story of a boy's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family to love. The continuation of Dave Pelzer's story is a moving sequel and inspirational read for all.

A Man Named Dave

A Man Named Dave

Author: Dave Pelzer Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2013

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.

Moving Forward Taking The Lead In Your Life

Moving Forward Taking The Lead In Your Life

Author: Dave Pelzer Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2009

An inspirational account of how anyone can achieve their full potential from the bestselling author of the MY STORY trilogy.MOVING FORWARD is a motivational book written for anyone wanting to move forward, to change their lives, no matter what their past may have held.Dave Pelzer 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 the examples of his own horrific childhood as well as his experience helping others, Dave blends his gift for memoir-style storytelling with solid, actionable advice.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Author: Dave Pelzer Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2008

Self-help expert Dave Pelzer teaches readers how to let go of the past and use negative experiences to make them stronger when tackling the future. "e;Learning from our prior experiences, we can, and should, aspire to fulfill our dreams, making life better not only for ourselves but for others around us,"e; Dave writes in the introduction. "e;I am of the belief that you do not have to be a mayor of a major metropolis or CEO of a Fortune 500 company in order to take a stand for your convictions; to lead, rally, or educate others for your cause; or to maintain a vision that will pave the way for other generations to come. The everyday, hardworking folks, God bless 'em, have and always will continue to, day in and day out, truly make an impact on their families, communities, jobs, America, and the world as a whole."e;Dave Pelzer walks readers through the process of learning how to turn the experience gained from past hurts into the power to live a better life and help others do the same with his trademark wisdom, support, and tough love.

The Privilege of Youth The Inspirational Story of a Teenager's Search for Friendship and Acceptance

The Privilege of Youth The Inspirational Story of a Teenager's Search for Friendship and Acceptance

Author: Dave Pelzer Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/01/2005

Dave Pelzer's bestselling autobiographical trilogy are an international phenomenon. Distressing, heartbreaking and yet inspirational, the fourth in the series guarantees the same level of success. His next book centres on his experience of bullying at school and the friends he made in his neighbourhood who helped him fight back. He tells the story of his high school years when he met two friends who helped him get through the perils and promises of adolescence. It is a story of hope and heartache, and reveals the many positive influences in Dave's teenage years as well as the agonizing choices he had to make to reclaim his life from the childhood he lost to abuse.

My Story A Child Called It, The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave

My Story A Child Called It, The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave

Author: Dave Pelzer Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2004

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.

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