With his jarring 1994 account of growing up with extreme child abuse, A Child Called "It," Dave Pelzer opened the nation's eyes to the epidemic in ways no one had done before -- and garnered a Pulitzer Prize nomination for his groundbreaking work.
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David J. Pelzer
Rancho Mirage, California
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Daly City, California
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|Help Yourself for Teens|
From the preeminent inspirational speaker and memoirist of our time comes a stirring self-help book for teenagers.
Dave Pelzer continues his tireless crusade against despair with Help Yourself for Teens, an uplifting new book written specifically for young adults. 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.
|A Regular Guy|
|In an interview with CNN in 2001, Pelzer talked about being unfazed by his blockbuster-bestselling success. "I'm a regular, ordinary guy, in an at times extraordinary world," he mused. "I feel like Forrest Gump; I'm not all that bright, but there are situations around me that do need attention. I'm in awe of the commercial success and luck, and I do mean luck, of the books."|