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Pelzer, David J.

Overview
Works: 83 works in 556 publications in 24 languages and 34,288 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Biographies  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: HV883.C2, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David J Pelzer
A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive by David J Pelzer( Book )

142 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 3,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares the lessons he learned about the resilience of the human spirit after surviving a childhood of severe abuse; and presents self-help advice to people who are trying to overcome painful pasts, negative thoughts, and numerous setbacks
The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family by David J Pelzer( Book )

53 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". Answers will be exposed and new adventures revealed in this compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-child - a foster child - young David experiences the instability of moving in and out of five different homes. Those who feel that all foster kids are trouble - and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a real family - resent his presence and force him to suffer shame. Tears and laughter, devastation and hope: all create the journey of this little lost boy who desperately searches for the love of a family
A man named Dave : a story of triumph and forgiveness by David J Pelzer( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelzer invites listeners on his journey to discover how he turned shame into pride and rejectioninto acceptance - how a lost, nameless boy finally found himself in the heart and soul of a man who is free at last
My story by David J Pelzer( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 child called "It" one child's courage to survive by David J Pelzer( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Pelzer, was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, 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."
Children are a gift overcoming child abuse( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child abuse and neglect have reached epidemic levels in our world today, and unfortunately millions of children who look to adults for love and care instead find pain and suffering. In this program, we speak with author David Pelzer, a victim of life-threatening child abuse. We also take a look at the role foster parenting plays in the life of an abused or neglected child. Part of the Primary Focus Series
3x Pelzer by David J Pelzer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk relaas van de Amerikaanse auteur die als kind gruwelijk werd mishandeld door zijn sadistische, verslaafde moeder, maar door zijn doorzettingsvermogen en zijn geloof in God zijn trauma's weet te overwinnen
Kids' r!ghts( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmakers Michael Dudko and Olga Rudnieva question whether everyone has the right to become a parent after they personally witness Sir Elton John's own failed attempt to adopt a child. Their investigation leads them through the Himalayas, the urban slums of Ukraine, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States where they learn about the corruption behind adoption practices. They address the need for education and training to ensure that a child's rights to a healthy future are protected
Taking the lead in your life by David J Pelzer( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspirational account of how anyone can achieve their full potential from the bestselling author of the MY STORY trilogy
The lost boy a foster child's search for the love of a family by David J Pelzer( Recording )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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. 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
Ik had geen naam : een verhaal over verwerken en vergeven by David J Pelzer( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk relaas van de Amerikaanse auteur, die als kind werd mishandeld, maar die door zijn doorzettingsvermogen en zijn geloof in God zijn trauma's wist te overwinnen
Dai fu de gu shi by Pei ze( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man called Dave by David J Pelzer( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One child's courage to survive by David J Pelzer( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Pelzer was beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting look at the horrors of child abuse and the determination of one child to survive against the odds
Si això és un nen by David J Pelzer( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Catalan and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otrok brez imena : sla nekega otroka po preživetju by David J Pelzer( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Slovenian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving forward : taking the lead in your life by David J Pelzer( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. "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." 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
Too close to me : the middle-aged consequences of revealing a child called "it" by David J Pelzer( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called "It", 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. 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
A man named Dave [a story of triumph and forgiveness] by David J Pelzer( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long-awaited conclusion to his trilogy in which he describes how he triumphed over years of physical and emotional abuse from his parents to become a self-accepting and confident adult
 
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A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive
Alternative Names
Bīlzir, Dāyf

Dave Pelzer Amerikaans schrijver

Dave Pelzer US-amerikanischer Autor und Kämpfer für Kinderrechte

David Pelzer

Pelzer, Dave

Pelzer, Dave 1960-

Pelzer, Dave 1961-

Pelzer, Dave J. 1960-

Pelzer, David

Pelzer, David J.

Pelzer, David James

Pelzers, Deivs

بيلز، دايف، 1960-

دايف بلزر، 1960-

دايف بيلزر، 1961-

デイヴ・ペルザー

ペルザー, デイヴ

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The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a familyA man named Dave : a story of triumph and forgivenessMy storyTaking the lead in your lifeThe lost boy a foster child's search for the love of a familyA man called DaveOne child's courage to surviveMoving forward : taking the lead in your life