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Pelzer, David J.

Overview
Works: 105 works in 790 publications in 25 languages and 36,890 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Biographies 
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 )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2,756 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 )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 770 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 child called "it" : one child's courage to survive by David J Pelzer( Book )

104 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother
A man named Dave : a story of triumph and forgiveness by David J Pelzer( Book )

76 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 288 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 )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 242 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 ..."
The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family by David J Pelzer( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 207 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
Children are a gift : overcoming child abuse by David J Pelzer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 161 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( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 116 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 )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 109 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
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 106 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
The privilege of youth : the inspirational story of a teenager's search for frienship and acceptance by David J Pelzer( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The inspirational missing chapter in a story of truimph and hope. Being a teenager can be a traumatic time for anyone. But when you're also being pushed between a series of foster homes, families and schools, it can be nothing short of bewildering ..." [Back cover]
Help yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challenges facing teenagers by David J Pelzer( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 58 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 )

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 55 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
Taking the lead in your life by David J Pelzer( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspirational account of how anyone can achieve their full potential from the bestselling author of the MY STORY trilogy
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 31 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
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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Help yourself by David J Pelzer( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As nearly four million readers have learned from his three previous books, Dave Pelzer doesn't believe in feeling sorry for himself. Abused mercilessly by his mother as a child, Dave has taken everything that happened to him and turned it into something positive so that he can help others. Now happily married and with a child of his own, he celebrates the twin pillars of strength that saw him through his darkest hours: resilience and gratitude. And he shows how anyone can tap into these virtues to live a better and more fulfilling life. In Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer explains how to move beyond a painful history, harmful negative thoughts, and innumerable setbacks by urging readers to take control and be accountable for their lives. Filled with his own history, as well as the personal struggles of others who have learned how to turn adversity into triumph, Help Yourself is a rousing call to readers who want real answers to real problems. Never before in paperback, it will undoubtedly join Pelzer's previous paperbacks on bestseller lists for years to come
Mož po imenu Dave : pripoved o zmagi in odpuščanju by David J Pelzer( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Slovenian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My story by David J Pelzer( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A CHILD CALLED 'IT': Pelzer's story of a child beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games that left one of her three sons nearly dead
 
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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

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Pelzer, Dave.

Pelzer, Dave 1960-

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Pelzer, Dave J. 1960-

Pelzer David

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Pelzer, David J. 1960-

Pelzer, David James

Pelzers, Deivs

بيلز، دايف، 1960-

دايف بلزر، 1960-

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デイヴ・ペルザー

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Help yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challengesA child called "it" : one child's courage to surviveA man named Dave : a story of triumph and forgivenessThe privilege of youth : a teenager's story of longing for acceptance and friendshipThe lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a familyEl niño perdido : un pequeño en búsqueda del amor de una familiaHelp yourself for teens : real-life advice for real-life challenges facing young adultsThe privilege of youth : the inspirational story of a teenager's search for frienship and acceptance