Dave Pelzer





Dave Pelzer

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in Daly City, California, The United States
December 29, 1960

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An author best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called It.

At the age of 12, Dave was removed from an abusive home and placed in a series of foster homes. In 1979, he joined the Air Force and later became an author of memoirs and self-improvement books.




Average rating: 4.03 · 284,915 ratings · 13,708 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
A Child Called "It"
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 219,465 ratings — published 1992 — 53 editions
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The Lost Boy: A Foster Chil...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 35,628 ratings — published 1997 — 39 editions
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A Man Named Dave: A Story o...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 18,269 ratings — published 1999 — 39 editions
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My Story
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 6,159 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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The Privilege of Youth: A T...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 3,720 ratings — published 2004 — 27 editions
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Help Yourself
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 559 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
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The Complete Texts of A Man...
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 298 ratings
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Dave Pelzer's Life Lessons:...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 2000
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Dave Pelzer 3 Book Set~A Ch...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 151 ratings
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Moving Forward: Taking the ...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
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“Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.”
Dave Pelzer, A Child Called "It"

“One could come from less than humble beginnings, to become a winner from within.”
Dave Pelzer, A Child Called "It"

“Inside, my soul became so cold I hated everything. I even despised the sun, for I knew I would never be able to play in its warm presence. I cringed with hate whenever I heard other children laughing, as they played outside. My stomach coiled whenever I smelled food that was about to be served to somebody else, knowing it wasn't for me.”
Dave Pelzer, A Child Called "It"

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