A Man Named Dave

A Man Named Dave

A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

Book - 2000
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"All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self-reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality. But even after he was rescued, his life remained haunted by memories of his years as the bruised, cowering "It" locked in his mother's basement. Desperately trying to make something of his life, Dave was determined to weather every setback and gain strength from adversity. With stunning generosity of spirit, Dave Pelzer invites readers on his journey to discover how a lost, nameless boy finally found himself in the heart and soul of a man who is free at last.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2000, c1999.
ISBN: 9780452281905
0452281903
9780525945215
0525945210
Call Number: 362.76 PELZER
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 19 cm
Subjects: Pelzer, David J.
Family violence.
Abused children.
Adult child abuse victims -- United States -- Biography.
Foster home care -- California -- Case studies.
Family violence -- California -- Daly City.
Abusive mothers -- California -- Daly City -- Family relationships.
Children of alcoholics -- California -- Daly City -- Biography.
Abused children -- California -- Daly City -- Biography.

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Franln Jul 11, 2017

Excellent conclusion to the biographical trilogy. Hard to believe he was so forgiving to his evil mother and passive father.

Jason Wheelock Oct 30, 2012

Great book. Not quite as good, in terms of enthralling read, as the first two but a good complete wrap of the trilogy. Glad to see Dave finally ended up happy after so many years of terror and betrayal.

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erinsnest
Feb 11, 2012

An amazing story about an amazing man. We need more Dave's in this world. But not at the price he paid. Glad he found someone who appreciated him! Go Dave!

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Eil_1
Jan 27, 2012

This is final in the trilogy of David. It tells the life of an individual who persisted against all odds and grew to be the person he deserved to be. An excellent read

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