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A Child Called It

A Child Called It
One Child's Courage to Survive

by Dave Pelzer

  • Publisher : Health Communications, Inc.
  • Release : 1995-09
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1558743669
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy

A Child Called 'It' and The Lost Boy
One Child's Courage to Survive

by Dave Pelzer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780739400616
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A book about child abuse.

A Child Called It

A Child Called It
A Book

by David J. Pelzer

  • Publisher : Orion Books
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9780752832227
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games - games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'.His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and smelly, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting an inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive.

My Story

My Story
A Book

by Dave Pelzer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN : 9780752864013
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The remarkable trilogy from SUNDAY TIMES No.1 Bestseller Dave Pelzer - now in one volume. 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.

Too Close to Me

Too Close to Me
The Middle-Aged Consequences of Revealing A Child Called “It”

by Dave Pelzer

  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release : 2014-08-22
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN : 0795343310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author and child abuse survivor reveals the challenges that he still faces as an adult, as a husband, and as a father. 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 a family of his own. 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.

It to Yobareta Ko

It to Yobareta Ko
A Book

by デイヴペルザー

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004-09-17
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9784770027931
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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カリフォルニア州史上最大の虐待といわれた児童虐待を受けながら、不屈の勇気をもって生き延び、愛深き人たちによって、ついに救い出されたデイヴ少年。苦しみを乗り越えて書き上げた、感動の記録。

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

by Dave Pelzer

  • Publisher : Health Communications, Inc.
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1558745157
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author continues the story of his own child abuse, and his experiences being a foster child moving in and out of five different foster homes

Books about Child Abuse

Books about Child Abuse
The Courage to Heal, a Child Called It , the Lost Boy, a Man Named Dave, the Boy from the Basement

by LLC Books

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010-09
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9781158266739
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dave Pelzer's Life Lessons

Dave Pelzer's Life Lessons
A Book

by David J. Pelzer

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0007146914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dave Pelzer's case of child abuse was one of the worst recorded cases in US history. Yet he was able to rise above these horrific circumstances and become who he wanted to be. How was it possible for him to overcome such insurmountable odds? In this little book, Dave Pelzer gives advice on how to survive difficulty and change your life, bringing hope and help for everyone when times are tough. He shares the principles he has discovered on how to survive difficulty and embrace challenges as an opportunity for growth.

A Man Named Dave

A Man Named Dave
A Book

by Dave Pelzer

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1999-10-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1101213094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Man Named Dave, which has sold over 1 million copies, is the gripping conclusion to Dave Pelzer’s inspirational and New York Times bestselling trilogy of memoirs that began with A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy. "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, 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 New York Times and international bestselling memoirs A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy 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.

Help Yourself

Help Yourself
A Book

by Dave Pelzer

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2001-09-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1101174145
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. In Help Yourself, 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, Help Yourself 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.

Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in England and Ireland

Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in England and Ireland
A Book

by Edward William Cox

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bonded to the Abuser

Bonded to the Abuser
How Victims Make Sense of Childhood Abuse

by Amy J. L. Baker,Mel Schneiderman

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2015-05-07
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1442236884
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tens of thousands of children are removed from home each year due to some form of child maltreatment, usually physical neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, although sometimes for emotional abuse as well. An additional significant number of children are victims of child maltreatment but remain in their home. Extensive research reveals the far reaching and long lasting negative impact of maltreatment on child victims, including on their physical, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. One particularly troubling and complicated aspect is how the child victim forms (and maintains) a “traumatic bond” with his abuser, even becoming protective and defensive of that person despite the pain and suffering they have caused. This book will provide the reader with the essential experience of understanding how children make meaning of being maltreated by a parent, and how these traumatic bonds form and last. Through an examination of published memoirs of abuse, the authors analyze and reveal the commonalities in the stories to uncover the ways in which adult victims of childhood abuse understand and digest the traumatic experiences of their childhoods. This understanding can inform interventions and treatments designed for this vulnerable population and can help family and friends of victims understand more fully the maltreatment experience “from the inside out.”

Writing the Modern Family

Writing the Modern Family
Contemporary Literature, Motherhood and Neoliberal Culture

by Roberta Garrett

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1786605198
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the growing body of autobiographical and fictional writing on family and parenting issues in Anglo-American culture from the late 1990s to the present day.

A Man Named Dave

A Man Named Dave
A Book

by David J. Pelzer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9780754017950
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dave Pelzer's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality. She told her son she could kill him any time she wanted to -- and nearly did. But even years after he was rescued, Dave felt rootless and awkward, an outcast haunted by memories of his years of abuse. Dave's dramatic reunion with his dying father and the shocking confrontation with his mother -- along with the discovery of her secret past -- led to his ultimate calling as a mentor to others struggling with personal hardships. Dave was finally able to break the chains of his past, learning to trust, to love, and to live.

Ideal Homes, Or, Our Golden Mile-stones ...

Ideal Homes, Or, Our Golden Mile-stones ...
A Volume of Practical Experices, Popularly Illustrated : Embracing All the Interests of the Household

by Julia McNair Wright

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Brother's Journey

A Brother's Journey
Surviving a Childhood of Abuse

by Richard B. Pelzer

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0759513023
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mom has no one like David around to beat on anymore. I am more afraid of her than ever...I get in more trouble for anything I do or say. Now I find that I'm always in trouble and I don't know why. Now that David is gone, I'm afraid that she will try to kill me, like she tried to kill him. I'm afraid that she will treat me like an animal like she did him. I'm afraid that now I'm her IT. The Pelzer family's secret life of fear and abuse was first revealed in Dave Pelzer's inspiring New York Times bestseller, A Child Called "It," followed by The Lost Child and A Man Called Dave. Here, for the first time, Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood. From tormenting his brother David to becoming himself the focus of his mother's wrath to his ultimate liberation-here is a horrifying glimpse at what existed behind closed doors in the Pelzer home. Equally important, Richard Pelzer's touching account is a testament to the strength of the human heart and its capacity to triumph over almost unimaginable trauma.

The Sovereigns and Courts of Europe

The Sovereigns and Courts of Europe
A Book

by Politikos (pseud.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Help Yourself for Teens

Help Yourself for Teens
Real-Life Advice for Real-Life Challenges

by Dave Pelzer

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-08-30
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1440626871
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As featured on Oprah Dave Pelzer, author of the acclaimed, best-selling books A Man Named Dave and Help Yourself, continues his tireless crusade against despair with Help Yourself for Teens, an uplifting new 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. 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, Help Yourself for Teens is an empowering and uplifting guide to growing up in an often difficult world.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward
Taking The Lead In Your Life

by Dave Pelzer

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2010-06-24
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1409111105
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An inspirational account of how anyone can achieve their full potential from the bestselling author of the MY STORY trilogy. MOVING FORWARD is a motivational book written for anyone wanting to move forward, to change their lives, no matter what their past may have held. Dave Pelzer teaches readers how to harness the strength of surviving past negative experiences and use that empowerment to live their lives according to their own values. Drawing on the examples of his own horrific childhood as well as his experience helping others, Dave blends his gift for memoir-style storytelling with solid, actionable advice.