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In a practical guide to overcoming a debilitating personal history, the author uses his own powerful story to explain how people can move beyond personal suffering and painful memories to regain control of their lives. 225,000 first printing.
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Dave Pelzer survived one of the worst child abuse cases ever recorded in the state of California. His mother, a mentally disturbed alcoholic, tortured and abused him throughout his childhood--smashing his face into a mirror, forcing him to swallow ammonia, and making him sit on a burning stove, among other heinous cruelties. In his bestselling memoirs, A Child Called It and The Lost Boy, Pelzer recounts his horrific childhood, demonstrating how inner resilience helped him survive and even become a highly caring and accomplished adult. (He was eventually selected as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans.)
Although Pelzer has a graduate degree in the school of hard knocks, he never got a chip on his shoulder. In this self-help book, Pelzer sticks with his warm and plainspoken narrative style (think Chicken Soup for the Soul) to offer advice on how to help yourself overcome adversity and let go of the past. Wisely, Pelzer often deflects attention away from his overpowering story. Instead, he offers anecdotes that pertain to more common, everyday scenarios: you feel taken advantage of at work but are afraid to quit; you have unresolved issues with your spouse. His guidance is familiar, such as never go to bed upset and tackle problems as they arise--don't let them fester. It may sound simplistic, but sometimes that's just what we need--a trustworthy ally who can dole out "been there" advice in a straightforward style. --Gail HudsonAbout the Author:
Dave Pelzer is the New York Times bestselling author of A Child Called "It," The Lost Boy, and A Man Named Dave. He travels throughout the nation offering keynotes on overcoming obstacles. He has appeared on Montel and Leeza.
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Book Description E P Dutton, New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. This book contains inspiring lessons of hope from the author of the New York Times Bestsellers 'A Child Called "It"', 'The Lost Boy', and 'A Man Named Dave'. As more than two million readers have learned from his three previous books, Dave Pelzer doesn't believe in feeling sorry for himself. Abused mercilessly by his mother as a child, Dave has taken everything that happened to him and turned it into something positive to help others. He celebrates now the twin pillars of strength that saw him through his darkes hours - resilience and gratitude. And he shows how anyone can tape into these virtues to live a better and more fulfilling life. 218 pages. 8vo - over 7Â¾" - 9Â¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 002695
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