A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness
by Pelzer, Dave
On March 5, 1973, 12-year-old Dave Pelzer was freed from the prison he had known his entire life. His clothing in tatters, his bed an old army cot, Pelzer was only fed the food that the family dogs had refused. But he was determined to survive. And he vowed to make a difference in the lives of others. Now, in the inspiring conclusion to the New York Times bestsellers A Child Called "IT" and The Lost Boy, Dave Pelzer shares the story of how a young man, haunted by his past, turned his life around and became a man filled with love and acceptance. In A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness, Pelzer describes how he overcame years of torture and confronted his pathologically abusive, alcoholic mother and his neglectful, alcoholic father. With candor and courage, he also tells of his failed first marriage, his successes and struggles as a father to his son, Stephen, and his path to wholeness with his true love and wife, Marsha. Equal parts triumph and tragedy, A Man Named Dave is both a painful reminder of the atrocities that take place in the world and a joyous celebration of life lived to the fullest. With unparalleled generosity and bravery, Pelzer concludes his trilogy and masterfully proves that there is no way to shackle the human spirit. "My story is not about me being a victim of child abuse," writes Pelzer, "but of the indomitable human spirit within us all." Join us and bear witness to the power of the human spirit when we chat live with Dave Pelzer.
Number of Pages: 290
Lexile Level: 900L
Reading Level: 5,9