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Moving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your Life
     

Moving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your Life

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by Dave Pelzer
 

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Self-help expert Dave Pelzer teaches readers how to let go of the past and use negative experiences to make them stronger when tackling the future.

"Learning from our prior experiences, we can, and should, aspire to fulfill our dreams, making life better not only for ourselves but for others around us," Dave writes in the introduction. "I am of the belief that

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Self-help expert Dave Pelzer teaches readers how to let go of the past and use negative experiences to make them stronger when tackling the future.

"Learning from our prior experiences, we can, and should, aspire to fulfill our dreams, making life better not only for ourselves but for others around us," Dave writes in the introduction. "I am of the belief that 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."

Dave 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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

While many self-help gurus claim to have influenced millions of people's lives, Pelzer actually has. A Child Called "It," his best-selling memoir about surviving a horrifically abusive upbringing, has practically become a textbook in high schools across the country. Here, he also strives to help readers become successful against the odds, touting a commonsense yet compelling message: believe in yourself, let go of the past, take responsibility, and have faith. The mostly three-part chapters elaborate on his philosophy, share anecdotes from his life, and feature a list of questions for readers to ask themselves about the chapter's teachings. Pelzer's writing style is a long way from elegant. Conjuring the military man he was, it is straightforward and commanding, reflecting the years Pelzer has spent analyzing his past in order to clear it away. The strength of this book is his character: his ability to overcome and imbue others with hope. Recommended for all public libraries, especially where Pelzer's previous books were popular.
—Mary E. Jones

Mary E. Jones
...straightforward and commanding....The strength of this book is [Pelzer's] ability to overcome and imbue others with hope.
Library Journal
John Bradshaw
Dave Pelzer is a living testament to resilience, personal responsibility, and the triumph of the human spirit.
bestselling author of "Homecoming" and "Family Secrets"
Jack Canfield
A living example that all of us have the capability to better ourselves no matter what the odds. Dave Pelzer inspires us all.
coauthor of "Chicken Soup for the Soul"
John Bradshaw - bestselling author of "Homecoming" and "Family Secrets"
"Dave Pelzer is a living testament to resilience, personal responsibility, and the triumph of the human spirit."
Jack Canfield - coauthor of "Chicken Soup for the Soul"
"A living example that all of us have the capability to better ourselves no matter what the odds. Dave Pelzer inspires us all."
Jack Canfield - coauthor of "Chicken Soup for the Soul"
"A living example that all of us have the capability to better ourselves no matter what the odds. Dave Pelzer inspires us all."
John Bradshaw - bestselling author of "Homecoming" and "Family Secrets"
"Dave Pelzer is a living testament to resilience, personal responsibility, and the triumph of the human spirit."
From the Publisher
"...straightforward and commanding....The strength of this book is [Pelzer's] ability to overcome and imbue others with hope."—Mary E. Jones, Library Journal

"Dave Pelzer is a living testament to resilience, personal responsibility, and the triumph of the human spirit."—John Bradshaw, bestselling author of "Homecoming" and "Family Secrets"

"A living example that all of us have the capability to better ourselves no matter what the odds. Dave Pelzer inspires us all."—Jack Canfield, coauthor of "Chicken Soup for the Soul"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599951393
Publisher:
Center Street
Publication date:
06/24/2008
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
243 KB

Meet the Author

Dave Pelzer is the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including the acclaimed memoir A Child Called "It." He is also a popular speaker in the US and abroad, and host of "The Dave Pelzer Show" on VoiceAmerica. He lives in Rancho Mirage, California. Visit his Web site at www.davepelzer.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Rancho Mirage, California
Date of Birth:
1961
Place of Birth:
Daly City, California
Education:
High School equivalency certificate
Website:
http://www.davepelzer.com

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Moving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your Life 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Everyone has ¿crap¿ in their life. Pelzer establishes this in Moving Forward. His challenge is for everyone to move forward and prevail. Through self-pride and a prevailing attitude, he believes everyone can be who they should be. If anyone is a testament to that, he is. He also instructs his readers to not use therapy as a crutch. Be optimistic. Be a leader. Be happy. It is all possible, but Pelzer believes you have to get over the present and past ¿crap¿. You also have to be self-assured enough to handle all future ¿crap¿ that is going to come your way. If you are ready to quit whining, read this book!