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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...
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...
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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.

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  • A Man Named DaveAcknowledgements

    Author's Notes

    1. The End

    2. Fly Away

    3. Letter From Home

    4. Wishful Thinking

    5. Slip Away

    6. Regroup

    7. Foolish Crusade

    8. Changes

    9. Heaven Sent

    10. The Source

    11. A Personal Matter

    12. The Long Matter

    13. The Long Farewell

    14. The Last Dance

    15. Farewell

    16. All Good Things

    EPILOGUE

    PERSPECTIVES DAVE

    Claire

    Stephen

    Marsha

    About the Author

    Keynotes

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    June 1, 1999
    In this follow-up to A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy, which detailed the abuse Pelzer endured as a child, he explains how he grew beyond it.

    Copyright 1999 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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