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ISBN13: 9781558743663
ISBN10: 1558743669
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This book chronicles the unforgettable 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 tortuous, 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."

Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

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Dave Pelzer travels throughout the nation promoting inspiration and resilience. His unique accomplishments have garnered personal commendations from Presidents Reagan and Bush. In 1993 Pelzer was chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA), and in 1994 was the only American to receive The Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) award. He was also a torchbearer for the Centennial Olympic Games

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mochoa08, January 10, 2013 (view all comments by mochoa08)
This book is so amazing I was told by a friend about this book and since I am studying Psychology I thought this is right up my alley...I cried when reading this book and recommend this to anyone! I am going to read Dave Pelzer's other book the Lost Boy also!
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sugar bear, March 14, 2012 (view all comments by sugar bear)
This book is the first of a trilogy. It is a very difficult read, because it is one of those books that just....stays with you.
When you are through reading this unbelievably true story ( it has to be true- you couldn't make this up) you will truly feel like you have been on a journey through hell and back.
This book is for Adults.
I would recommend that you read this book early in the day, so that you can work it off your mind by bedtime. This is not a bedtime book, believe me.
Once you begin reading it, you are hooked.
Dave Pelzer is most inspiring, and definitely one of my heroes- along with Elizabeth Smart.
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Jess18, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Jess18)
Great book!! Very sad but keeps your attention threw out the story!! If you like books that are real life you will love this one!! Best book ever!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781558743663
Author:
Pelzer, David J.
Author:
Pelzer, Dave
Author:
Dave
Author:
Pelzer,
Publisher:
Health Communications
Location:
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Abused children
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Children of alcoholics
Subject:
Family violence
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Foster home care -- California.
Subject:
Abusive mothers.
Subject:
Child of Impaired Parents.
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Pelzer, David J.
Subject:
Abused children - California - Daly City
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
3340
Publication Date:
September 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 0.5 lb

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