The Complete Texts of A Man Named Dave and Help Yourself (Dave Pelzer #1)
With stunning generosity of spirit, Dave Pelzer invites readers on his journey to discover how a lost, nameless boy finally found himself in the heart and soul of a man who is free at last.
Dave Pelzer explains how we can move beyond a painful history, harmful negative thoughts, and innumerable setbacks by taking control and being accountable...more
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The stories of his life in this book contradict one another, are extremely over-the-top and, dare I say, fabricated some. Now, before anyone wants to crucify me, look at the facts:
His family members were interviewed and stated that this was pure fantasy. (I can concede ...more
'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you do answers. you don't really learn anything. you do, however, come away with having read some very disturbing and disgusting passages that describe in detail a case of horrendous child abuse. i'm not exactly sure what ...more
I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was reading it and somehow ended up reading the entire book aloud to my squad during breaks and at night. Once she started, we were all addicted and spent every free moment listening with rapt and horrified attention.
I r ...more
By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669
One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Called It, shows the very dark corners of child abuse by viewing to the readers his horrific life as a young boy living with his mother that constantly abused him.
Dave Pelzer, who lived with his unstable, disturbed, alcoh ...more
Actually, the person I got most angry with was the father. The mother was obviously sick and needed help. There's no other explanation for the awful things she subjected her son to. But what's the father's ex ...more
The writing was cliched ...more
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Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, the protagonist, is abused in the most horrifying ways possible. What kind of mother would want to hurt their own little child? David's mom's actions can prove that wrong.
"Once, I ate some leftover pork. Hours later I bent o ...more
I came away from this book depressed. And I had several thoughts that kept running through my head. What was the point of this book? It almost seemed like a shrink told him to wr ...more
This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something in Dave's story that will keep different people reading. Mine was: Why? I wanted to know why his mother did this. I wanted to know what made her do it. I wanted to know how she could to it. And I wanted to know why it w ...more
Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me" perspective. The only problem is I can't believe a book so poorly edited became a New York Times Bestseller. The man uses commas like they're going out of style and uses "everyday" instead of "every day." [Everyday i ...more
David’s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued for ten years after that.David’s abuse came from his mother who once was a loving woman that cared for her children and was willing to do anything for them and her husband. Quickly all the good in his mother turned to bad.Da ...more
Anyway, this isn't about me so instead I'll say that no matter what, I'm glad I read it. I feel I have a duty to face other true stories of horrific child abuse, if o ...more
They had a really good life they went on vacations and had picnics.
He looked up to his dad and loved his mom very much. He use to been able to play with his brothers but his dad stared to not come home because of his job he had to stay there 24/7. So his mom started to take out her fr ...more
This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother.
I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly a mother, but a monster who took her anger out on a weak small child.
Being able to push out a baby does not make you a mother. It's loving and nurturing that baby, protecting that child to the bitter end.
I am not a violen ...more
عنوان: کودکی به نام هیچ؛ نویسنده: دیو پلزر؛ مترجم: حمید خادمی؛ تهران، معانی، 1381؛ در 141 ص ، مصور؛ عنوانهای دیگر: سرگذشت پسری که میخواست زنده بماند؛ کودکی به نام «هیچ»؛ موضوع: کودکان آزار دیده؛ داستان دیوید جی. پلزر؛ 1960 - قرن 20 م
عنوان: بچه ای که صداش میکردند «اوهوی!»؛ نویسنده: دیو پلزر؛ مترجم: امیرابراهیم جلالیان؛ تهران، آفرینگان، 1383؛ در 141 ص ، مصور؛ عنوانهای دیگر: سرگذشت پسری که میخواست زنده بماند؛ کودکی به نام «هیچ»؛ چاپ دوم 1393؛ شابک: ...more
Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least.
"A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of horrors that the author describes in grisly detail and sometimes depicts with startling clarity...
My problems with the book are many, For the sake of brevity however, I'll just list a few:
--He couldn't remember the color of h ...more
The person that i actually hated more that the mother in the book was David's father.How can you sit around watching a sick p ...more
"A Child Called 'It'" really is my favourite book. It's a book about a child's worst nightmare. What he goes through is something no child should go through.....
روز طول كشيد اين كتاب لعنتى رو تموم كنم!!!
بالاخره مثل سينما كه يه سرى بيمار داره كه فيلمايى ميسازن كه با نشون دادن صحنه هاى مهوع باعث اذيت بيننده ميشه در ادبيات داستانى هم اينجور افراد هستن !!!
پيشنهاد ميكنم كه هيچوقت سمت اين كتاب نريد
اگه تا آخر خوندمش فقط خواستم ببينم چى ميخواد بگه !!!
والا نهايتن هم فهميدم چيزى نميخواد بگه! همون حرف كليشه اى كه در مقابل سختى ها مقاومت كن تا بالاخره يه روز همه چى درست شه
بعيد هم ميدونم اين اتوبيوگرافى نويسنده باشه چون امكان نداره اين اتفاقات ...more
This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to be? No.
Unbelievable that this sort of thing goes on in our / every society.
This book has made me think and feel. I'd highly recommend it, just not for the squemish!!
وحشتناکه این کتاب
دوس داری توی هرصفحه ش بالا بیاری!!
تمام مدت خوندن کتاب با فکهایی از خشم قفل شده و احساس نفرت درگیر هستید
نشون دهنده خوی درنده ی حیوانی و پست آدمها
گویا کتاب براساس واقعیت است و داستان زندگی نویسنده
ولی خیلی جای ابهام داره کتاب، یه روایت نه چندان خوب از ذلت یک کودک (البته توصیفات شخصیت از حالتهایی که بر اون میگذره خوبه) ... آخر کتاب با کلی سوال بدون جواب رها میکنه خواننده (وعده داده که در ...more
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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.