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Pelzer, David J.

Overview
Works: 125 works in 822 publications in 23 languages and 36,747 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Biographies  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: HV883.C2, 362.76092
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Help yourself : celebrating the rewards of resilience and gratitude by David J Pelzer( Book )

41 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a practical guide to overcoming a debilitating personal history, the author uses his own powerful story to explain how people can move beyond personal suffering and painful memories to regain control of their lives
Help yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challenges by David J Pelzer( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Pelzer continues his tireless crusade against despair with this uplifting book, written specifically for young adults. Sharing stories of his own adolescent struggles--fighting for his life against his alcoholic mother and enduring outrageous oppression at the hands of bullies and false friends--Pelzer imparts advice to help young people rise above their circumstances and achieve greatness. He offers teenagers practical solutions for overcoming their own hardships, focusing on three areas: facing current and past problems; realizing the importance of decisions; and finally, never giving up on oneself. Through it all, Pelzer never lets his readers forget that they alone have control over the outcomes of their lives.--From publisher description
A man named Dave : a story of triumph and forgiveness by David J Pelzer( Book )

76 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lost, nameless boy overcomes adversity
The privilege of youth : a teenager's story of longing for acceptance and friendship by David J Pelzer( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Privilege of Youth, ' he [the author] supplies the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood. With sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the thrill of making his first real friends -- some of whom he still shares close relationships with today. He writes about the simple pelasures of exploring his neighborhood, while trying to forget the hell waiting for him at home ..."
El niño sin nombre : la lucha de un niño por sobrevivir by David J Pelzer( Book )

63 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son
The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family by David J Pelzer( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Pelzers (f. 1960) beretning om at blive kastet fra hjem til hjem og aldrig nå at få fred og stabilitet, efter han er sluppet væk fra sin mor som mishandlede ham brutalt
Children are a gift : overcoming child abuse by David J Pelzer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child abuse and neglect have reached epidemic levels in our world today, and unfortunately millions of children who look to adults for love and care instead find pain and suffering. In this program, we speak with author David Pelzer, a victim of life-threatening child abuse. We also take a look at the role foster parenting plays in the life of an abused or neglected child. Part of the Primary Focus Series
A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive by David J Pelzer( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Dave Pelzer and his struggle to survive child-abuse
A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive by David J Pelzer( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Pelzer, was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."
El niño perdido : un pequeño en búsqueda del amor de una familia by David J Pelzer( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining -- he has no place to call home. This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family. Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family
Too close to me : the middle-aged consequences of revealing a child called "it" by David J Pelzer( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called?It?, Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood--one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling career, and his own family. To many, Pelzer seemed to have found his happy ending. But for a child abuse survivor, living a normal adult life carries challenges and complications above and beyond those faced by most people. This book, the fifth in Pelzer's nonfiction series, provides an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in marriage, parenthood, work, and life from the perspective of someone who survived horrific physical and emotional terrors as a child--and who seeks to meet the responsibilities and complications of adult life with love, strength, and an open heart
Kids' r!ghts( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmakers Michael Dudko and Olga Rudnieva question whether everyone has the right to become a parent after they personally witness Sir Elton John's own failed attempt to adopt a child. Their investigation leads them through the Himalayas, the urban slums of Ukraine, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States where they learn about the corruption behind adoption practices. They address the need for education and training to ensure that a child's rights to a healthy future are protected
3x Pelzer by David J Pelzer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk relaas van de Amerikaanse auteur die als kind gruwelijk werd mishandeld door zijn sadistische, verslaafde moeder, maar door zijn doorzettingsvermogen en zijn geloof in God zijn trauma's weet te overwinnen
Ta : yi ge nan hai de ming zi by Peize( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shu zi zhuan ti xiao shuo, jiang shu yi ge shou mu qin nue dai de hai zi, ru he gou yan can chuan bao hu zi ji de sheng ming, zhong zhi huo jiu de jing guo
Taking the lead in your life by David J Pelzer( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspirational account of how anyone can achieve their full potential from the bestselling author of the MY STORY trilogy
Bitterzoete jaren by David J Pelzer( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herinneringen van de auteur aan zijn jaren als puber en jongvolwassene, toen hij op allerlei manieren misbruikt en mishandeld werd
Dai fu de gu shi by David J Pelzer( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family by David J Pelzer( Recording )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining -- he has no place to call home. This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family. Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family
Mi lu nan hai by David J Pelzer( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Help yourself : real-life advice for real-life challenges facing young adults by David J Pelzer( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Help yourself : celebrating the rewards of resilience and gratitude
Alternative Names
Bīlzir, Dāyf

Dave Pelzer Amerikaans schrijver

Dave Pelzer écrivain américain

Dave Pelzer US-amerikanischer Autor und Kämpfer für Kinderrechte

David Pelzer

Pelzer, Dave.

Pelzer, Dave 1960-

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Pelzer, Dave J. 1960-

Pelzer David

Pelzer, David J.

Pelzer, David J. 1960-

Pelzer, David James

Pelzers, Deivs

بيلز، دايف، 1960-

دايف بلزر، 1960-

دايف بيلزر، 1961-

デイヴ・ペルザー

ペルザー, デイヴ

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Help yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challengesA man named Dave : a story of triumph and forgivenessThe privilege of youth : a teenager's story of longing for acceptance and friendshipEl niño sin nombre : la lucha de un niño por sobrevivirThe lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a familyA child called "it" : one child's courage to surviveEl niño perdido : un pequeño en búsqueda del amor de una familiaTaking the lead in your life