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The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship

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The #1 New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author who is a shining example of what overcoming adversity really means now shares the final stage of his uplifting journey that has touched the lives of millions.

From A Child Called "It" to The Lost Boy, from A Man Named Dave to Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer's inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune. In The Privilege of Youth, he supplies the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood. With his usual sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the joys of learning and the thrill of making his first real friends — some of whom he still shares close relationships with today. He writes about the simple pleasures of exploring a neighborhood he was just beginning to get to know while trying to forget the hell waiting for him at home.

From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer's life. This brave and compassionate memoir from the man who has journeyed far will inspire a whole new generation of readers.

Review:

"A monumental series of books about courage and triumph. Pelzer demonstrates, as few have, that it is in the darkest skies that the stars are best seen." Richard Paul Evans, New York Times-bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Last Promise

Synopsis:

A Child Called "It" has sold more than three million copies; The Lost Boy has sold more than two million copies; A Man Named Dave has sold more than 1.5 million copies. The three books have spent more than ten years combined on the New York Times bestseller list.

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From A Child Called “It” to The Lost Boy, from A Man Named Dave to Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer’s inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune.  In The Privilege of Youth, he shares the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood.  With sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the thrill of making his first real friends—some of whom he still shares close relationships with today.  He writes about the simple pleasures of exploring his neighborhood, while trying to forget the hell waiting for him at home.

From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth bravely and compassionately charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer’s life and will inspire a whole new generation of readers.

About the Author

Dave Pelzer is the #1 New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of A Child Called "It", The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave, and Help Yourself. He travels extensively throughout the country speaking to thousands of people about overcoming obstacles in their lives. He has appeared on Oprah and The Montel Williams Show, among other national media.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. A Good Man's Departure 1
Chapter 2. A Lost Boy 15
Chapter 3. Wonderland 33
Chapter 4. The Neighborhood Threat 45
Chapter 5. Brotherhood 61
Chapter 6. Moving On 87
Chapter 7. Girl World 109
Chapter 8. A Boy and His Car 127
Chapter 9. Wake-Up Call 151
Chapter 10. Stepping Out 175
Epilogue 199
Acknowledgments 211
Duinsmoore Way Perspective 213
I. David Howard
II. Michael Marsh
III. Mrs. Howard
Keynotes 227
About the Author 229

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skypinkwolf, January 14, 2009 (view all comments by skypinkwolf)
It was ok but his first book was then best.if ur into all that flashback stuff you'll like this book
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It was ok but his first book was then best.if ur into all that flashback stuff you'll like this book.It has many good appeals to pathos(emotions)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525947691
Author:
Pelzer, Dave
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Foster children
Subject:
Social acceptance
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Pelzer, David J - Childhood and youth
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Dave Pelzer
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
January 5, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.68x5.80x.93 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 240 pages Dutton Adult - English 9780525947691 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A monumental series of books about courage and triumph. Pelzer demonstrates, as few have, that it is in the darkest skies that the stars are best seen."
"Synopsis" by , A Child Called "It" has sold more than three million copies; The Lost Boy has sold more than two million copies; A Man Named Dave has sold more than 1.5 million copies. The three books have spent more than ten years combined on the New York Times bestseller list.
"Synopsis" by ,

From A Child Called “It” to The Lost Boy, from A Man Named Dave to Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer’s inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune.  In The Privilege of Youth, he shares the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood.  With sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the thrill of making his first real friends—some of whom he still shares close relationships with today.  He writes about the simple pleasures of exploring his neighborhood, while trying to forget the hell waiting for him at home.

From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth bravely and compassionately charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer’s life and will inspire a whole new generation of readers.

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