Dave Pelzer

1 A Child Called It

Author : Dave Pelzer
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-01-01
Description :  This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."<br /><br />Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or 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.

2 The Lost Boy

Author : Dave Pelzer
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-01-01
Description :  Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining -- he has no place to call home. <br /><br />This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family. <br /><br />Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.

3 A Man Named Dave

Author : Dave Pelzer
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1999-10-01
Description :  <b>A Man Named Dave,&#xa0;</b>which has sold over 1 million copies, is the gripping conclusion to Dave Pelzer’s inspirational and <i>New York Times </i>bestselling trilogy that began with <b>A Child Called "It"</b> and <b>The Lost Boy.</b><br /><b>"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."</b> 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 <i>New York Times</i> 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.

4 The Privilege of Youth

Author : Dave Pelzer
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2004-01-05
Description :  <b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> 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.<i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /><br />From <i>A Child Called “It”</i> to <i>The Lost Boy</i>, from <i>A Man Named Dave </i>to <i>Help Yourself</i>, Dave Pelzer’s inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune. In <i>The Privilege of Youth</i>, 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.<br />From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, <i>The Privilege of Youth </i>bravely and compassionately charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer’s life and will inspire a whole new generation of readers.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

5 Help Yourself

Author : Dave Pelzer
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2000-10-01
Description :  As nearly four million readers have learned from his three previous books, Dave Pelzer doesn't believe in feeling sorry for himself. Abused mercilessly by his mother as a child, Dave has taken everything that happened to him and turned it into something positive so that he can help others. Now happily married and with a child of his own, he celebrates the twin pillars of strength that saw him through his darkest hours: resilience and gratitude. And he shows how anyone can tap into these virtues to live a better and more fulfilling life.<br /><br />In <b>Help Yourself</b>, Dave Pelzer explains how to move beyond a painful history, harmful negative thoughts, and innumerable setbacks by urging readers to take control and be accountable for their lives. Filled with his own history, as well as the personal struggles of others who have learned how to turn adversity into triumph, <b>Help Yourself</b> is a rousing call to readers who want real answers to real problems. Never before in paperback, it will undoubtedly join Pelzer's previous paperbacks on bestseller lists for years to come.

6 Help Yourself for Teens

Author : Dave Pelzer
Genre :  Coming of Age  Books  Young Adult  Health  General Nonfiction 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2005-08-30
Description :  <b>As featured on <i>Oprah</i></b><br /><br />Dave Pelzer, author of the acclaimed, best-selling books <i>A Man Named Dave </i>and <i>Help Yourself</i>, continues his tireless crusade against despair with <b>Help Yourself for Teens</b>,&#xa0;an uplifting new book written specifically for young adults.<br /><br />Sharing stories of his own adolescent struggles—fighting for his life against his alcoholic mother and enduring outrageous oppression at the hands of bullies and false friends—Pelzer imparts advice to help young people rise above their circumstances and achieve greatness. He offers teenagers practical solutions for overcoming their own hardships, focusing on three areas: facing current and past problems; realizing the importance of decisions; and finally, never giving up on oneself.&#xa0;Through it all, Pelzer never lets his readers forget that they alone have control over the outcomes of their lives.<br /><br />Pelzer’s uplifting and practical advice strives to tackle issues ranging from physical and sexual abuse to identifying spousal disagreement. Part self-help book and part inspirational memoir, <b>Help Yourself for Teens</b> is an empowering and uplifting guide to growing up in an often difficult world.

7 Too Close to Me

Author : Dave Pelzer
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-08-22
Description :  In the blockbuster autobiography <i>A Child Called “It”</i>, 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 his own family.<br /><br />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.

8 Moving Forward

Author : Dave Pelzer
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-06-24
Description :  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. <br /><br />"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," Dave writes in the introduction. "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."<br /><br />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.

9 Sie nannten mich "Es"

Author : Dave Pelzer
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Communications & Media  Journalism  Nonfiction  Social Science  Society 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-03-11
Description :  Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.



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