Pelzer, David J.
Most widely held works about David J Pelzer
Most widely held works by David J Pelzer
A child called "it" : an abused child's journey from victim to victor by David J Pelzer ( Book )
145 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 5,265 libraries worldwide
[This book] is [an] 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 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." -Back cover.
The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family by David J Pelzer ( Book )
53 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Arabic and held by 4,684 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 beginning -- he has no place to call home. This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It." In this book, he answers questions & 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. You will not be able to put down this harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of a boy's journey through the foster-care system, in search of a family to love. A retired Air Force air crew member, Dave played a major role in Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield & Desert Storm. Dave was selected for the unique task of midair refueling of the then highly secretive SR-71 Blackbird & F-117 Stealth Fighter. While serving in the Air Force, Dave worked in juvenile hall & other programs involving "youth at risk" throughout California. His unique accomplishments have garnered commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush & Clinton. In 1994 he was the only American who received the Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award.--Annotation.
A man named Dave : a story of triumph and forgiveness by David J Pelzer ( Book )
100 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 4,183 libraries worldwide
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. "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.
The privilege of youth : a teenager's story of longing for acceptance and friendship by David J Pelzer ( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,495 libraries worldwide
Now this former lost boy who defeated insurmountable odds to emerge whole and happy at last takes us on his incredible odyssey toward healing and forgiveness.
Help yourself : celebrating the rewards of resilience and gratitude by David J Pelzer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
In a practical guide to overcoming a debilitating personal history, the author uses his own powerful story to explain how people can move beyond personal suffering and painful memories to regain control of their lives.
Moving forward : taking the lead in your life by David J Pelzer ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
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. "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."--Publisher description.
Help yourself : finding hope, courage, and happiness by David J Pelzer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,033 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 privilege of youth : a teenager's story by David J Pelzer ( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 931 libraries worldwide
The author reveals the story of his struggle through the challenges of adolescence, detailing the taunting he endured from bullies, the joys of making his first real friends, and his quest to escape his difficult home life.
Help yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challenges by David J Pelzer ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Dave Pelzer continues his tireless crusade against despair with this uplifting book, written specifically for young adults. 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. Through it all, Pelzer never lets his readers forget that they alone have control over the outcomes of their lives.--From publisher description.
The lost boy by David J Pelzer ( Book )
50 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 753 libraries worldwide
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.
My story by David J Pelzer ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Sinhalese and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Help yourself by David J Pelzer ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Celebrating the rewards of resilience and gratitude.
Moving forward [taking the lead in your life by David J Pelzer ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Portuguese and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Drawing on his own personal history as well of his experience helping others, the author discusses how to harness the strength of surviving past negative experiences and use that empowerment to live life according to one's own values.
The privilege of youth : my story of longing for acceptance and friendship by David J Pelzer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
The privilege of youth : the inspirational story of a teenager's search for frienship and acceptance by David J Pelzer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Un hombre llamado Dave : una historia de triunfo y perdon by David J Pelzer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 122 libraries worldwide
My story : a child called "It" : The lost boy : A man named Dave by David J Pelzer ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
The privilege of youth : the inspirational story of a teenager's search for friendship and acceptance by David J Pelzer ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Help yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challenges facing young adults by David J Pelzer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Dave Pelzer's life lessons : from a man who knows by David J Pelzer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
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