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Dave Pelzer


Dave Pelzer

David James "Dave" Pelzer is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A CHILD CALLED "IT."

Some of Dave’s distinctive accomplishments have been recognized through a number of prestigious awards, as well as personal commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush. In 1993, Dave was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans. He joins a distinguished group including: John F. Kennedy, Anne Bancroft and Christopher Reeves.

Dave is the author of seven inspirational books. Dave’s latest book, MOVING FORWARD deals with helping people take the lead in their lives. As an author Dave is the first to have four # 1 International Best Sellers and to have four books simultaneously on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Books by Dave Pelzer

by Dave Pelzer

This is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother. Dave had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive --- dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.