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- Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- Format: Paperback | 496 pages
- Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 38mm | 322g
- Publication date: 1 September 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0752864017
- ISBN 13: 9780752864013
- Sales rank: 13,879
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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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.
By Kylie 24 Mar 2012
This is one of the best books that I have ever read. It includes all 4 of Dave Pelzer's. It follows his life from Childhood and shows his amazing journey into adulthood. I have never read a book that is this inspiring.
I experienced many emotions whilst reading this. Anger, sadness, crying, confusion. I applaude David on his ability to move past all the things that happened in his childhood and become a successful wonderful person despite what he went through. A very touching story, and a must read.
Could not put this book down and will read it over and over again. A big reminder that what ever happens to us in life we can always over come it and become better people, even if it is a struggle. This book has been passed around between me and my friends since I read it.