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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

by DavePelzer (Author)

Synopsis

The concluding volume of Dave Pelzer's million-copy bestselling memoir. 'I don't blame others for my problems. I stand on my own. And one day, you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself.' These words were eighteen-year-old Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, a woman who had abused him with shocking brutality. But even years after he was rescued, his life remained a continual struggle. Dave felt rootless and awkward, an outcast haunted by memories of his years as the bruised, cowering 'It' locked in his mother's basement. Dave's dramatic reunion with his dying father and the shocking confrontation with his mother led to his ultimate calling: mentor to others struggling with personal hardships. From a difficult marriage to the birth of his son, from an unfulfilling career to an enduring friendship, Dave was finally able to break the chains of his past, learning to trust, to love, and to live.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Orion
Published: 04 Apr 2002

ISBN 10: 0752844083
ISBN 13: 9780752844084
Book Overview: The concluding volume of Dave Pelzer's million-copy bestselling memoir.

Media Reviews
'His story is a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit and has helped victims of abuse the world over come to terms with their own experiences' THE MAIL ON SUNDAY, 14 July 2002
Author Bio
Dave Pelzer is recognised as one of America's most effective and respected communicators addressing corporations, conventions and health/psychology/primary care workers. His unique accomplishments have garnered personal commendations from Ronald Reagan and George Bush. He was selected as torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Torch relay. He has dedicated his life to helping others help themselves.