A Man Named Dave

A Man Named Dave

A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

Book - 2000
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A Man Named Dave , which has sold over 1 million copies, is the gripping conclusion to Dave Pelzer's inspirational and New York Times bestselling trilogy of memoirs that began with A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy .

"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, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way she could imagine. This was the woman who told her son she could kill him any time she wanted to--and nearly did.

The more than two million readers of Pelzer's New York Times and international bestselling memoirs A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy know that he lived to tell his courageous story. With stunning generosity of spirit, Dave Pelzer invites readers on his journey to discover how he turned shame into pride and rejection into acceptance.
Publisher: New York : Plume, [2000], c1999
ISBN: 9780452281905
Characteristics: x, 290 p


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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.

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!

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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