A Child Called It

Paperback edition released 06/02/2014

by Dave Pelzer

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LoveReading Expert Review of A Child Called It

The first in Dave Pelzer’s trilogy of books about his childhood is shocking and upsetting. How can a mother treat one of her children so brutally while continuing a normal relationship with her husband and other children, and how can the family stand by and let her do it? Attributed with being the book that launched the misery memoir genre this is a disturbing tale, of a childhood ruined, by a mother who was surely mentally disturbed.

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A Child Called It Synopsis

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.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781409151395
Publication date: 6th February 2014
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Primary Genre Biographies & Autobiographies
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'Dave Pelzer conveys brilliantly how his own determination allowed him to keep alive his dream of one day find a family who would be proud to call him their son. Truly touching, and emotionally shocking. A marvel' Best

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About Dave Pelzer

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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