Help Yourself : Real-life Advice for Real-life Challenges Facing Teenagers
'The bottom line: Your life's outcome is solely up to you. If you can get out of bed in the morning, go to the bathroom, get dressed and nuke something in the microwave without any help, then you are capable of doing, achieving and handling just about anything that life can throw at you. You can do this. You can live up to your potential. And at your age, frankly, I expect you to.' This is straight-talking, unpatronising, inspirational advice from bestselling author Dave Pelzer. Before he became a teenager, Pelzer was subjected to horrific physical and mental abuse from his mother. During his teens the long road to recovery began and today Pelzer spends much of his working life talking to young adults in schools and foster care centres. Pelzer's message is simple and powerful: identify problems, face them, think about where you want to be in life and never, ever give up on yourself. Being a teenager isn't easy in today's world, but as Pelzer says, it brings with it massive opportunities - and it's much more exciting than being an adult.
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- Paperback | 208 pages
- 129 x 198 x 13mm | 142g
- 03 May 2007
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- No pictures
About Dave Pelzer
Dave Pelzer is the international bestselling author of A Child Called 'It', The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave and The Privilege of Youth. He travels throughout the world raising awareness about child abuse and prevention. In 1994 he received the Outstanding Young Persons of the World award.