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Pelzer, Richard B.

Works: 4 works in 25 publications in 2 languages and 1,563 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Richard B Pelzer
Most widely held works by Richard B Pelzer
A teenager's journey : overcoming a childhood of abuse by Richard B Pelzer( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Swedish and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Many thousands of readers were moved by Richard B. Pelzer's heart-wrenching memoir, A Brother's Journey, in which he detailed the horrifyingly abusive childhood he endured at the hands of his mother, whose treatment of her children was first revealed by Dave Pelzer in his own hugely successful memoir, A Boy Called "It". Now, Richard reveals how the abuse inflicted on him as a child continued to affect his life as a teenager. He turned to drugs and contemplated suicide, while simultaneously trying to establish an autonomous life away from his destructive family situation. Yet as he stumbled toward adulthood, fighting and facing his demons, Richard's ultimate struggle toward victory was his alone. His salvation finally came when a surrogate family took him in, offering comfort, hope, and unconditional love --and ultimately the transformational power of forgiveness
A brother's journey : [surviving a childhood of abuse] by Richard B Pelzer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The story of how one little boy found the courage to survive years of physical abuse-- and how the human spirit can triumph over even the most severe of circumstances. The Pelzer family's secret life of fear and abuse was first revealed in Dave Pelzer's inspiring New York Times bestseller, A Child Called "It," followed by The Lost Child and A Man Called Dave. Here, for the first time, Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood. From tormenting his brother David to becoming himself the focus of his mother's wrath to his ultimate liberation-- here is a horrifying glimpse at what existed behind closed doors in the Pelzer home. Equally important, Richard Pelzer's touching acount is a testament to the strength of the human heart and its capacity to triumph over almost unimaginable trauma"--Container
A teenager's journey : surviving adolescence by Richard B Pelzer( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At the end of A brother's journey, Richard Pelzer's mother and three brothers are moving to Salt Lake City, Utah. He has the choice of joining them - unwanted - or staying behind. But where can he live? What can he live on? Defeated - he follows them. So continues Richard's alcoholic mother's physical abuse of Richard. But gradually he is growing up - not just in years but stature. His mother cannot treat him in quite the same way and mostly it is with neglect. Richard runs away and tries to commit suicide several times, and he has a stint with a foster home. He turns to soft drugs, then hard drugs. Finally he goes to live with John and Darlene Nichols who try to show him some family love. At the age of 21 he gets a full time job and tries to learn to be a big brother to the foster parents' children. And begins to get his life together ... an uplifting and inspiring story about someone who retains his religion and regains basic morals - despite everything going against him
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.12 for A teenager ... to 0.62 for A teenager ...)

A teenager's journey : surviving adolescence
Alternative Names
Pelzer, Richard Bryan.

A brother's journey : [surviving a childhood of abuse]A brother's journey : surviving a childhood of abuse