He touched our hearts with his international bestsellers about his horrific childhood with an alcoholic mother and his adolescent years as a foster child. Now Dave Pelzer tells us how he overcame years of physical and emotional abuse to become a self-accepting, confident, loving adult. You'll learn about his years in the Air Force, his devotion to the son of his first marriage, and how he finally confronted his pathologically abusive mother and his neglectful father. Now happily married to a woman who helped him to understand he really is worth loving, Dave is determined to break the chain of abuse and never use his past as an excuse--and to teach others to do the same. Explicit subject matter.
Hardcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: E P Dutton ( October 11, 1999 )
Item #: 10-074285
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.684inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This book brings you back to earth, and makes you realize how fortunate you are. It made me realize how much I had, and how much someone can live without. It was hard to read because the things he went through I could never imagine anyone going through them and surviving like he did.
I have read all his books and found each of them sad. Even after overcoming his past and becoming quite successful as a writer and speaker, he is still scared by his past, unable to give of himself in relationships with women. Understandable, given what his mother taught him.
Reviewer: Kim W
This is such a sad tale however written so well I had to read the three books what a horrible thing to go through yet what a strong Person and story you wont be able to put this one down.
Reviewer: Jin G
i felt so bad for dave. his mother should have been prosecuted. or maybe taken out in a field and shot.
Reviewer: Angie F
I have read and enjoyed the other 2 books, but this one I did not. He put the blame on his ex-wife and cannot see his fault in his marrage. He worked, did HIS speaking about children,which is fine, but left his wife alone at home. Pelzer had his work and minstry but his wife had no one. He only see himself giving her everything except what she needed, himself. would not recommend this book.
Reviewer: Tim M