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Book A Man Named Dave

Download or read book A Man Named Dave written by Dave Pelzer and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1999-10-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 of memoirs 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 A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy 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.

Book My Story

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dave Pelzer
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780752864013
  • Pages : 490 pages

Download or read book My Story written by Dave Pelzer and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The remarkable trilogy from SUNDAY TIMES No.1 Bestseller Dave Pelzer - now in one volume. A CHILD CALLED 'IT' is Dave Pelzer's story of a child beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. Dave was no longer considered a son, or a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement and when he was allowed food it was scraps from the dogs' bowl. Throughout, Dave kept alive the dream of finding a family who would love and care for him. THE LOST BOY: the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of Dave's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family who will love him. A MAN NAMED DAVE: the gripping conclusion to this inspirational trilogy. With extraordinary generosity of spirit, Dave takes us on a journey into his past. At last he confronts his father and ultimately his mother. Finally, Dave finds the courage to break the chains of the past and learn to love, trust and live for the future.

Book The Kidnapped Prince

Download or read book The Kidnapped Prince written by Ann Cameron and published by Yearling. This book was released on 2010-12-08 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron has modernized and shortened it while remaining true to the spirit of the original. It's a gripping story of adventure, betrayal, cruelty, and courage. In searing scenes, Equiano describes the savagery of his capture, the appalling conditions on the slave ship, the auction, and the forced labor. . . . Kids will read this young man's story on their own; it will also enrich curriculum units on history and on writing.

Book A Child Called It

Download or read book A Child Called It written by Dave Pelzer and published by Health Communications, Inc.. This book was released on 1995-09 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An autobiographical account that tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother.

Book Too Close to Me

Download or read book Too Close to Me written by Dave Pelzer and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2014-08-22 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The #1 New York Times–bestselling author and child abuse survivor reveals the challenges that he still faces as an adult, as a husband, and as a father. In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called “It”, Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood—one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling career, and a family of his own. To many, Pelzer seemed to have found his happy ending. But for a child abuse survivor, living a normal adult life carries challenges and complications above and beyond those faced by most people. This book, the fifth in Pelzer’s nonfiction series, provides an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in marriage, parenthood, work, and life from the perspective of someone who survived horrific physical and emotional terrors as a child—and who seeks to meet the responsibilities and complications of adult life with love, strength, and an open heart.

Book The Lost Boy

    Book Details:
  • Author : Thomas Wolfe
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 1994-08-01
  • ISBN : 9780807844861
  • Pages : 102 pages

Download or read book The Lost Boy written by Thomas Wolfe and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 1994-08-01 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grover Gant, a young boy who died of typhoid fever at the turn of the century, is portrayed through the eyes of family members

Book A Brother s Journey

Download or read book A Brother s Journey written by Richard B. Pelzer and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The brother of the bestselling author of "A Child Called "It"" reveals the full story of his unspeakable parental abuse.

Book My Fathers Prostitute  Story of a Stolen Childhood

Download or read book My Fathers Prostitute Story of a Stolen Childhood written by Steven Whitacre and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-05-16 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Powerful," "Compelling," "A story well worth writing" - this is what people are saying about this honest, and sometimes brutal, true story of one man's struggle growing up in the shadow of childhood sexual abuse. From his difficulties growing up, to his drug addiction, failed relationships, and struggles with parenthood, the author takes us through the ups and downs of a life spent in the shadows, trying to make sense of the events that formed the basis of his being. Sometimes tragic, sometimes hopeful, but never sugar coated, My Father's Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood takes the reader on an emotional ride which reminds us that the human spirit is more powerful than the demons that haunt us.

Book Help Yourself for Teens

Download or read book Help Yourself for Teens written by Dave Pelzer and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-08-30 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As featured on Oprah Dave Pelzer, author of the acclaimed, best-selling books A Man Named Dave and Help Yourself, continues his tireless crusade against despair with Help Yourself for Teens, an uplifting new book written specifically for young adults. Sharing stories of his own adolescent struggles—fighting for his life against his alcoholic mother and enduring outrageous oppression at the hands of bullies and false friends—Pelzer imparts advice to help young people rise above their circumstances and achieve greatness. He offers teenagers practical solutions for overcoming their own hardships, focusing on three areas: facing current and past problems; realizing the importance of decisions; and finally, never giving up on oneself. Through it all, Pelzer never lets his readers forget that they alone have control over the outcomes of their lives. Pelzer’s uplifting and practical advice strives to tackle issues ranging from physical and sexual abuse to identifying spousal disagreement. Part self-help book and part inspirational memoir, Help Yourself for Teens is an empowering and uplifting guide to growing up in an often difficult world.

Book The Boy Book

Download or read book The Boy Book written by E. Lockhart and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2008-04-22 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From E. Lockhart, author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestseller We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes The Boy Book, the second book in the uproarious and heartwarming Ruby Oliver novels. Here is how things stand at the beginning of newly-licensed driver Ruby Oliver's junior year at Tate Prep: • Kim: Not speaking. But far away in Tokyo. • Cricket: Not speaking. • Nora: Speaking--sort of. Chatted a couple times this summer when they bumped into each other outside of school--once shopping in the U District, and once in the Elliot Bay Bookstore. But she hadn't called Ruby, or anything. • Noel: Didn't care what anyone thinks. • Meghan: Didn't have any other friends. • Dr. Z: Speaking. • And Jackson. The big one. Not speaking. But, by Winter Break, a new job, an unlikely but satisfying friend combo, additional entries to The Boy Book and many difficult decisions help Ruby to see that there is, indeed, life outside the Tate Universe.

Book They Cage the Animals at Night

Download or read book They Cage the Animals at Night written by Jennings Michael Burch and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 1985-10 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For use in schools and libraries only. The true story of an abandoned child's struggle for emotional survival.

Book Bratfest at Tiffany s

Download or read book Bratfest at Tiffany s written by Lisi Harrison and published by Poppy. This book was released on 2008-08-01 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Massie Block: The Briarwood boys have invaded OCD and are taking over everything. Worse, the soccer boys have become so popular that the Pretty Committee's alpha status is in serious jeopardy. So Massie lays out a New Year-New Pretty Committee rule: Anyone caught crushing on a boy will be thrown out of the NPC-forever. But will she be able to follow her own decree when she sees that Derrington has ditched his shorts-obsession in favor of ah-dorable jeans? Alicia Rivera: Is the opposite of onboard with the boyfast. Her crush, the Ralph Lauren-luh-ving Josh Hotz, is more irresistible than crème brûlée fro-yo. But is he worth losing her spot in the NPC? And taking on the wrath of Massie? Dylan Marvil: Is so ready for the boyfast. She's straightened her unruly red hair and permanently pressed boys out of her life. If only she could do the same with curly fries and caramel popcorn. Kristen Gregory: Has traded her sporty-chic Pumas for Billabong board shorts and a shark tooth necklace. She claims she's sworn off boy-crushes, so what's with her Blue Crush makeover? Claire Lyons: Spent all summer thinking about Cam's one blue eye and one green eye. But now he's moved on to a new girl faster than you can say cuh-yutest couple. At least Claire finally has a secure spot in the NPC-unless jealousy-flirting breaks the boyfast. . . . The Clique: The only thing harder than getting in is staying in.

Book Annie s Baby

    Book Details:
  • Author : Beatrice Sparks
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-07-27
  • ISBN : 0062012665
  • Pages : 260 pages

Download or read book Annie s Baby written by Beatrice Sparks and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2010-07-27 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Annie discovers she's pregnant by her boyfriend, she's devastated. She has never felt so alone. With no one she can talk to, she pours her heart out to her diary, confiding her feelings of panic, self-doubt, and the desperate hope that some day she can turn her life around. She decides she wants to keep her baby and dreams of loving and caring for this little person. But after the baby is born, it's in her diary that she faces the agonizing question: Can she really raise this child on her own?

Book The Lost Boy

Download or read book The Lost Boy written by Maggie Hartley and published by Seven Dials. This book was released on 2021-03-11 with total page 67 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He looked lost and sad, I felt so sorry for him. 'What's going to happen to me?' he asked quietly. 'My dad doesn't like me. I'm never going home again. Teenager Carl arrives on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep following a terrible row with his father. Quiet, withdrawn and unhappy, Carl refuses to talk about his home life, and Maggie finds herself at a loss as to how to help this vulnerable, lost boy. It's clear that there's a very heavy burden resting on Carl's young shoulders, but with the boy refusing to confide in anyone, and with concerns about his mental health growing by the day, Maggie begins to feel desperate. A chance discovery in Carl's room finally reveals the truth behind the boy's anguish, and despite all her years of experience as a foster carer, Carl's secret is unlike anything Maggie has ever had to deal with before. Can Maggie help this confused and unhappy boy share the truth behind his misery? And can Carl ever find a way to move beyond his pain to live a happy, normal life? A true story of hope from Sunday Times bestselling author Maggie Hartley, a foster carer for over 20 years. 'An amazing inspiration' 5* Amazon reader review

Book A Man Named Dave

Download or read book A Man Named Dave written by David J. Pelzer and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dave Pelzer's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality. She told her son she could kill him any time she wanted to -- and nearly did. But even years after he was rescued, Dave felt rootless and awkward, an outcast haunted by memories of his years of abuse. Dave's dramatic reunion with his dying father and the shocking confrontation with his mother -- along with the discovery of her secret past -- led to his ultimate calling as a mentor to others struggling with personal hardships. Dave was finally able to break the chains of his past, learning to trust, to love, and to live.

Book Call Me Tuesday

    Book Details:
  • Author : Leigh Byrne
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2012-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781463690021
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Call Me Tuesday written by Leigh Byrne and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2012-02-15 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "At eight-years-old, Tuesday Storm's childhood is forever lost when tragedy sends her family spiraling out of control into irrevocable dysfunction. For no apparent reason, Tuesday is singled out from her siblings, blamed for her family's problems, and targeted for unspeakable abuse. Suddenly, the loving environment she's come to know becomes an endless nightmare of twisted punishments as she's forced to confront the dark cruelty lurking inside the mother she idolizes. Based on a true story, Call Me Tuesday recounts a family's painful journey through the hidden horrors of child abuse, and a young girl's physical and mental torment at the mercy of the monster in her mother's clothes -- a monster she doesn't know how to stop loving."--Back cover.

Book The Council of Dads

Download or read book The Council of Dads written by Bruce Feiler and published by Sphere. This book was released on 2020-03-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now a major US primetime drama The uplifting story that touched the world and inspired families everywhere to rethink what matters most in their lives As a young dad, Bruce Feiler, New York Times bestselling author and television host, received shattering news. A rare form of cancer was threatening not only his life but his family's future as well. A singular question emerged: Who would be there for his wife and daughters if he were gone? Feiler reached out to six extraordinary men who helped shape him and asked them to be present in the lives of his daughters. The Council of Dads is the unforgettable portrait of these men, who offer wisdom, humor, and guidance on how to live, how to love, how to question, how to dream. The source for NBC's blockbuster series, here is a singular story that offers lessons for us all-helping us draw closer to the ones we love, appreciate what's most precious, and celebrate the power of community.