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Pelzer, David J.

Overview
Works: 174 works in 875 publications in 24 languages and 35,993 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Biographies  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  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 )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,610 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 : finding hope, courage, and happiness by David J Pelzer( Book )

28 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares the lessons he learned about the resilience of the human spirit after surviving a childhood of severe abuse; and presents self-help advice to people who are trying to overcome painful pasts, negative thoughts, and numerous setbacks
Help yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challenges by David J Pelzer( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 748 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 )

62 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 13 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey of Dave Pelzer is completed as he confronts his abusive parents and seeks to create a life filled with love and acceptance
El niño sin nombre : la lucha de un niño por sobrevivir by David J Pelzer( Book )

66 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Pelzers (f. 1960) beretning om sin mareridtsagtige opvækst, hvor han blev udsat for mishandling og ydmygelser af groveste karakter af sin moder
The privilege of youth : a teenager's story of longing for acceptance and friendship by David J Pelzer( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 247 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 ..."
Children are a gift : overcoming child abuse( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 195 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
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 113 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
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 112 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."
Help yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challenges facing young adults by David J Pelzer( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his teens the long road to recovery began and today Pelzer, now a father of a teenage son himself, spends much of his working life talking to young adults in schools and foster care centres. Pelzer's message is simple and powerful: identify problems, face them, think about where you want to be in life and never, ever give up on yourself. Weaving memories of his own life as a teenager with experiences of celebrities like Tom Cruise and young men and women Pelzer has worked with in schools, his tone is frank and extremely engaging. It is also a very practical book, provoking thought and inspiring action. Being a teenager isn't easy in today's world, but as Pelzer says, it brings with it massive opportunities - and it's much more exciting than being an adult
A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive by David J Pelzer( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Dave Pelzer and his struggle to survive child-abuse
The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family by David J Pelzer( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the second installment of a trilogy of books which depict the life of the author, who as a young boy who was physically, emotionally, and psychologically abused by his obsessive mother. The book discusses Pelzer's struggling with his ability to fit in and adapt to the new environment around him as he is put into foster care. It also talks about the kindness of his foster parents and other people around him as well as his inability to brush his mother aside
El niño perdido : un pequeño en búsqueda del amor de una familia by David J Pelzer( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nach Jahren der Misshandlungen an Leib und Seele kann der kleine Dave endlich mit Hilfe der Justiz seine grausame Mutter und seinen alkoholkranken Vater verlassen. Bei der engagierten, warmherzigen Sozialarbeiterin Tante Mary findet er zum ersten Mal Halt und Schutz. Sie kämpft gegen alle Widerstände für sein Sorgerecht und versucht, für den gequälten Jungen eine liebevolle Pflegefamilie zu finden. Doch die Wunden der Vergangenheit heilen nur langsam
Help yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challenges facing teenagers by David J Pelzer( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before he became a teenager, Pelzer was subjected to horrific physical and mental abuse from his mother. During his teens the long road to recovery began and today Pelzer spends much of his working life talking to young adults in schools and foster care centres. Pelzer's message is simple and powerful: identify problems, face them, think about where you want to be in life and never, ever give up on yourself. Being a teenager isn't easy in today's world, but as Pelzer says, it brings with it massive opportunities - and it's much more exciting than being an adult
Kids' r!ghts( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 60 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 45 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
The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family by David J Pelzer( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 30 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
The privilege of youth : a teenager's story by David J Pelzer( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Moving forward : taking the lead in your life by David J Pelzer( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelzer walks readers through the process of learning how to turn the experience gained from past hurts into the power to live a better life and help others do the same with his trademark wisdom, support, and tough love. "You do not have to be a mayor of a major metropolis or CEO of a Fortune 500 company in order to take a stand for your convictions; to lead, rally, or educate others for your cause; or to maintain a vision that will pave the way for other generations to come. The everyday, hardworking folks, God bless 'em, have and always will continue to, day in and day out, truly make an impact on their families, communities, jobs, America, and the world as a whole."--Publisher description
 
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Help yourself : celebrating the rewards of resilience and gratitude
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Help yourself : finding hope, courage, and happinessHelp yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challengesA man named Dave : a story of triumph and forgivenessEl niño sin nombre : la lucha de un niño por sobrevivirThe privilege of youth : a teenager's story of longing for acceptance and friendshipHelp yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challenges facing young adultsA child called "it" : one child's courage to surviveThe lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family
Alternative Names
Bīlzir, Dāyf

Dave Pelzer Amerikaans schrijver

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Dave Pelzer US-amerikanischer Autor und Kämpfer für Kinderrechte

David Pelzer

Pelceris Deivas

Pelzer Dave

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Pelzer, Dave J. 1960-

Pelzer David

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Pelzer, David J. 1960-

Pelzer, David James

Pelzeris Deivas

Pelzers, Deivs

بيلز، دايف، 1960-

دايف بلزر، 1960-

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