Synopses & Reviews
Many thousands of readers were moved by Richard B. Pelzer's heart-wrenching memoir, A Brother's Journey, in which he detailed the horrifyingly abusive childhood he endured at the hands of his mother, whose treatment of her children was first revealed by Dave Pelzer in his own hugely successful memoir, A Boy Called "It". Now, Richard reveals how the abuse inflicted on him as a child continued to affect his life as a teenager. He turned to drugs and contemplated suicide, while simultaneously trying to establish an autonomous life away from his destructive family situation. Yet as he stumbled toward adulthood, fighting and facing his demons, Richard's ultimate struggle toward victory was his alone. His salvation finally came when a surrogate family took him in, offering comfort, hope, and unconditional love --and ultimately the transformational power of forgiveness.
A follow-up to A Brother's Journey describes how the childhood abuse revealed in his original memoir affected him throughout his teen years, during which he turned to drugs, contemplated suicide, and struggled to live an autonomous life away from his family. 75,000 first printing.
This triumphant follow-up to his "New York Times" bestselling memoir "A Brother's Journey" chronicles Pelzer's heartbreaking teenage years as he struggled with the effects of childhood abuse and how a surrogate family offered him comfort and hope.
After the success of his brother Dave Pelzer's bestselling memoir A Boy Called "It", Richard B. Pelzer touched thousands with his own heart-wrenching account of an abusive childhood in his New York Times bestseller A Brother's Journey. Now, in A TEENAGER'S JOURNEY, Richard reveals how the horrific treatment he endured as a boy affected him throughout his teenage years. As an adolescent, he found himself turning to drugs--even contemplating suicide--as he struggled to separate and live an autonomous life, away from his horrifying family situation. His salvation finally came when a surrogate family took him in, offering comfort, hope, and unconditional love--and, ultimately, the transformational power of forgiveness.
About the Author
RICHARD B. PELZER lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.