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Overview Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother
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.
Citations And Professional Reviews A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Time - 01/23/2006 page 60
School Library Journal - 12/01/1995 page 139
USA Today - 12/18/2002 page 1
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1995
ISBN 1558743669 ISBN13 9781558743663
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More About Dave Pelzer
Dave Pelzeris the #1New York Timesbestselling author ofA Child Called It", The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave, Help Yourself, andThe Privilege of Youth.He travels more than 250 days a year throughout the nation speaking to large groups of youth and adults on the topics of resilience and overcoming obstacles. He has appeared on theOprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, andThe Montel Williams Show, among other national shows. www.davepelzer.com"
Dave Pelzer currently resides in Guerneville, in the state of California.