Help Yourself for Teens: Real-Life Advice for Real-Life Challenges

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Dave Pelzer, author of the acclaimed, best-selling books A Man Named Dave and Help Yourself, continues his tireless crusade against despair with Help Yourself for Teens, an uplifting new 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 ...

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Overview

As featured on Oprah

Dave Pelzer, author of the acclaimed, best-selling books A Man Named Dave and Help Yourself, continues his tireless crusade against despair with Help Yourself for Teens, an uplifting new 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.

Pelzer’s uplifting and practical advice strives to tackle issues ranging from physical and sexual abuse to identifying spousal disagreement. Part self-help book and part inspirational memoir, Help Yourself for Teens is an empowering and uplifting guide to growing up in an often difficult world.

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Dave Pelzer graduated magna cum laude from the school of hard knocks. In bestsellers beginning with A Child Named "It", he chronicled his painful struggle for survival against an alcoholic mother, neighborhood bullies, and two-faced friends. In this book, written specifically for young adults, Pelzer describes plausible solutions for common teenage problems and offers inspirational advice for those experiencing a life crisis. An uplifting primer for the real world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452286528
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/30/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 481,030
  • Age range: 18 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.48 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Pelzer

Dave Pelzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Child Called “It", The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave, Help Yourself, and The Privilege of Youth. He travels more than 250 days a year throughout the nation speaking to large groups of youth and adults on the topics of resilience and overcoming obstacles.  He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and The Montel Williams Show, among other national shows.

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    1. Also Known As:
      David J. Pelzer
    2. Hometown:
      Rancho Mirage, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      1961
    2. Place of Birth:
      Daly City, California
    1. Education:
      High School equivalency certificate
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

The Deal ix
Part 1 Dealing with Life
Chapter 1 When Every Day Can Change Your Life 3
Chapter 2 Hiding Behind Yourself 11
Chapter 3 It's Not Necessarily You 25
Chapter 4 The Fear Factor 45
Chapter 5 It's the F Word 57
Part 2 Choices You Make Now and Where They Can Lead You in Your Future
Chapter 6 Your Life, Your Choice 87
Chapter 7 Letting Go of All the Needless Junk 97
Chapter 8 Hate No One 109
Part 3 Personal Resolve
Chapter 9 Keeping Your Faith 131
Chapter 10 Always an Option 145
A Final Word 161
Glossary 165
Acknowledgments 175
Keynotes 177
About the Author 179
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Outstanding

    This book is the most inspirational book you'll come across. Hands down. Despite all that he's been through, he teaches you valuable life lesons and provides advice. He states good points and examples. This is the 4th book I read by Pelzer and I must say, cannot take my hands off his books

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