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									Dave PelzerDave Pelzer
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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Dave Pelzer
Also Known As:
David J. Pelzer
Current Home:
Rancho Mirage, California
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Daly City, California
High School equivalency certificate

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								A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive, Author: 
								Dave Pelzer.

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A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive
by Dave Pelzer
A New York Times bestseller for over four years and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Pelzer's unforgettable story of surviving child abuse sent a harrowing -- and ultimately hopeful -- message to legions of riveted readers.

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								A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness, Author: 
								Dave Pelzer.
*  A Child Called "It" (1995)
*  The Lost Boy (1997)
*  A Man Named Dave (2000)
*  Help Yourself (2000)
*  The Privilege of Youth (2004)

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Helpful and Hopeful

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								Help Yourself for Teens, Author: 
								Dave Pelzer.

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Help Yourself for Teens
by Dave Pelzer
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."