Moving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your Life
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Moving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your Life

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Self-help expert Dave Pelzer teaches readers how to let go of the past, and use negative experiences to make them stronger when tackling the future.
"Learning from our prior experiences, we can, and should, aspire to fulfill our dreams, making life better not only for ourselves but for others around us during the course of our life's journey," Dave writes in the introducti...more
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Published June 24th 2008 by Hachette Audio (first published June 17th 2008)
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K.D. Absolutely
Dec 20, 2010 K.D. Absolutely rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who need inspiration to live
Shelves: self-development
I picked up this book in time for the forthcoming New Year. I wanted to be inspired. Probably to get a better perspective on how I live my life. Probably to help me improve on my weaknesses. Probably to help me write my New Year's Resolutions.

I did not get anything really. It was not a totally a bad read though. I only got reminded on somethings that I already knew from previous books and seminars that I attended in my previous companies. I think I am either too old for self-help books on behavi...more
Reading books by Dave Pelzer really teaches me something. Every time i finish reading a book by this author i learn something new and he is unique from his writing and by his ideas. He talks more about life, setting goals, going from bad and much more. Due to his past, which was bad and abusive, he has learned to turn from something negative into something positive.This is very important because not many people knows how to do this and doesn't happen overnight. It would take probably year, decad...more
I wanted to read this book because I've already read two of Dave's books: A child called it and The lost boy, which I found shocking but inspirational. I was curious what this strong person had to say in Moving forward. I found descriptions of his real life experiences really good (I liked them) and from them anybody can learn and get a strength for their own life (if they are weak). Dave made some really good points in this book which can help people who are stuck in the past, especially those...more
I picked this book up at a store in the Philadelphia airport yesterday. It's not my normal read, far from it. However, there was nothing close to interesting and this book was the right length for me to complete within my 5 hour trip back to Seattle.

Surprisingly good! If this was my genre of choice I would have given it 5 stars, but I have some difficulty immersing myself into self help/awareness books. But many of his comments still managed to find a home within me and had me questioning some o...more
Brianna Soloski
I've read Dave Pelzer's other books previously and enjoyed them. I felt like Moving Forward was kind of a lot of bunk. Lots of people can choose to move forward, but still may not succeed at what they want to do. Others can move forward and get the world handed to them. I know people who fall into both categories, and the happier people are the ones who don't have to work for anything.
I am a big fan of Dave. Have read al of his books and this is his most recent one. For those who have suffered from abuse (any type and any severity), this book is inspiring of telling us like it is and let's us know...the steps to move forward and we can.
I really learned from his other books, and this one was good for its intended audience. I just don't think I am the intended audience. If I know someone who is really stuck, wallowing in the past, this would be a good recommendation.
Apr 28, 2009 Salas marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I had the opportunity to hear him speak and meet him personally and he blew me away. What an amazing story and a strong spirit. He was so encouraging when I spoke to him. All about courage and moving on.
When Dave Pelzer speaks, I tend to listen because of everything that he had to endure in his life. I would have liked it better though if he hadn't at times used such strong language.
Sep 19, 2008 Dave marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Dave Pelzer speak, and I now have a signed copy of this book. Dave's is an amazing story of tragedy become triumph. What a wonderful man!
its very helpfull dave is such a wonderful writer i really enjoyed reading his books all of them.
I just finished this! He pulls no punches and I loved the directness, real-ness, of this book.
Dave Pelzer's autobiographies are much better than this book! He rambled a lot & went in circles.
have not read yet but good like his other book to
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This is a great book.
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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.

More about Dave Pelzer...
A Child Called "It" The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness My Story The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story

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