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Overview "A Man Named Dave" is the long-awaited conclusion to Pelzer's trilogy in which he describes how he triumphed over years of physical and emotional abuse from his parents to become a self-accepting and confident adult. Readers of this bestselling autobiography will discover how Pelzer finally confronts his pathologically abusive mother and his neglectful, alcoholic father in an effort to turn a childhood marked by rejection into an adulthood filled with love and acceptance.
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 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 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.54" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2000
Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN 0452281903 ISBN13 9780452281905
Availability 0 units.
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Man Named Dave?
Behind Closed Doors Mar 28, 2007
I recommend this book because it tells the story of what really happened in the Pelzer household. It made me laugh, cry, and even worried about what will happen to David. The scary thing about life is that you never know who is being abused or being an abuser until you know them personally. Also, you should report child abuse right when you witness/ hear about it because if you wait then it might be too late. Dave Pelzer kept me reading until the end. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Free At Last Mar 28, 2007
I would recommend this heartbreaking book to others to help them appreciate what they have. It is important to learn and sympathize with others who live such difficult lives. This book was very interesting and I could not put it down. The story keeps the readers attention because of its emotional nature. Dave has written many stories about his life and I have now read three of them. I look forward to reading another book of his collection. I find it amazing how he lived through the abuse although his mother tried to kill him. I respect Dave Pelzer because he has successfully lived through life despite his tragedy.
A man called Dave Mar 21, 2007
I couldn't get into this book as much as the other dave pelzer books in the series. This book is more about the insprational speeches that he gives and not as much about his horrifying childhood abuse that his mother put him through.
A Man Named Dave Mar 9, 2007
Brilliant follow up on previous book. If you've not read the other books, then read them, it should change your outlook on life. This third book resolves the first two beautifully ans left in tears. An unprecedented display of personal triumph and legacy for Dave's son and readers who have suffered abuse of any kind.
Great book! Jan 11, 2007
This book is fabulous. This man can inspire people in profound ways.