The Lost Boy

Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781409124634
Release Date: 2010-06-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Dave Pelzer's sequel to million-copy bestseller A CHILD CALLED 'IT' As a child, Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his mother. The world knew nothing of his living nightmare and he had nothing and 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. Finally, his horrific plight could no longer be hidden from the outside world and Dave's life radically changed. THE LOST BOY is the harrowing, but ultimately uplifting true story of a boy's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family to love. The continuation of Dave Pelzer's story is a moving sequel and inspirational read for all.

The Lost Boy

Author: Pelzer Dave
Publisher:
ISBN: 163245193X
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre:

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Hono

LION

Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843709705
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...

Too Close to Me

Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 9780795343315
Release Date: 2014-08-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called “It”, Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood—one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling career, and his own family. To many, Pelzer seemed to have found his happy ending. But for a child abuse survivor, living a normal adult life carries challenges and complications above and beyond those faced by most people. This book, the fifth in Pelzer’s nonfiction series, provides an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in marriage, parenthood, work, and life from the perspective of someone who survived horrific physical and emotional terrors as a child—and who seeks to meet the responsibilities and complications of adult life with love, strength, and an open heart.

Hillbilly Elegie

Author: J. D. Vance
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843715775
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Armut und Chaos, Resignation und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: In diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA – entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft und damit anfällig für die einfachen Lösungen von Populisten. Früher konnten sich die „Hillbillys“, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter etwa aus Ohio oder Kentucky, erhoffen, kraft ihrer Arbeit zu bescheidenem Wohlstand zu kommen. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien auch die Arbeiterfamilien in eine Abwärtsspirale, aus der die meisten bis heute keinen Ausweg finden. J. D. Vance ist es anhand der Geschichte seiner Familie wie keinem anderen gelungen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

Dave Pelzer s Life Lessons

Author: David J. Pelzer
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007146918
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Adult child abuse victims

Dave Pelzer's case of child abuse was one of the worst recorded cases in US history. Yet he was able to rise above these horrific circumstances and become who he wanted to be. How was it possible for him to overcome such insurmountable odds? In this little book, Dave Pelzer gives advice on how to survive difficulty and change your life, bringing hope and help for everyone when times are tough. He shares the principles he has discovered on how to survive difficulty and embrace challenges as an opportunity for growth.

A Child Called It

Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Health Communications
ISBN: 0757319106
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Self-Help

This book chronicles 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: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He 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.

Helping Those Experiencing Loss

Author: Robert J. Grover
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598848267
Release Date: 2011-07-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

· Provides over 450 evaluative annotations of recommended books, audio recordings, video recordings, websites, and organizations · Presents an introduction to the topic as well as a bibliography of consulted sources with each chapter · Includes a comprehensive author-title-subject index

My Story

Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0752864017
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Abused children

The remarkable trilogy from SUNDAY TIMES No.1 Bestseller Dave Pelzer - now in one volume. A CHILD CALLED 'IT' is Dave Pelzer's story of a child beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. Dave was no longer considered a son, or a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement and when he was allowed food it was scraps from the dogs' bowl. Throughout, Dave kept alive the dream of finding a family who would love and care for him. THE LOST BOY: the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of Dave's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family who will love him. A MAN NAMED DAVE: the gripping conclusion to this inspirational trilogy. With extraordinary generosity of spirit, Dave takes us on a journey into his past. At last he confronts his father and ultimately his mother. Finally, Dave finds the courage to break the chains of the past and learn to love, trust and live for the future.

Reading with an I to the Heavens

Author: Angela Kim Harkins
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110251814
Release Date: 2012-07-04
Genre: Religion

This book examines the collection of prayers known as the Qumran Hodayot (Thanksgiving Hymns). The thesis of this book is that the ritualized reading of reports describing visionary experiences written in the first person “I” had the potential to create within the ancient reader the subjectivity of a visionary which can then predispose him to have a religious experience. The author offers new interdisciplinary insights into meditative ritual reading as a religious practice for transformation in antiquity.

Sie nannten mich Es

Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641108632
Release Date: 2013-03-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.

Nujeen Flucht in die Freiheit

Author: Christina Lamb
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9783959676342
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Was bedeutet es wirklich, ein Flüchtling zu sein, durch den Krieg frühzeitig erwachsen werden zu müssen, die geliebte Heimat hinter sich zu lassen und vom Wohlwollen anderer abhängig zu sein? Die sechzehnjährige Nujeen erzählt, wie der syrische Krieg eine stolze Nation zerstört, Familien auseinander reißt und Menschen zur Flucht zwingt. In Nujeens Fall zu einer Reise durch neun Länder, in einem Rollstuhl. Doch es ist auch die Geschichte einer willensstarken jungen Frau, die in Aleppo durch eine Krankheit ans Haus gefesselt ist und sich mit amerikanischen Seifenopern Englisch beibringt, weil sie die starke Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben hat. Eine Hoffnung, die sich nun vielleicht fern der Heimat in Deutschland erfüllen kann. Es ist die Geschichte von Flucht, dem Verlust der Heimat, die Geschichte unserer Zeit - erzählt von einer bemerkenswert tapferen Syrerin, die nie aufgehört hat, zu lächeln. "Die Geschichte von Nujeen erinnert die Menschen daran, dass Flüchtlinge, genau wie alle anderen Menschen, Hoffnungen und Träume haben - sie wünschen sich Frieden, Bildung und eine bessere Gesellschaft. Nujeen ermutigt mich zu träumen. Sie ist unsere Heldin. Jeder sollte ihre Geschichte lesen. Sie inspiriert alle. " Friedensnobelpreisträgerin Malala Yousafzai, Autorin von Ich bin Malala "Wer würde dieses Mädchen nicht in seinem Land haben wollen?" US TV-Moderator John Oliver über Nujeen

A Child Called It

Author: David J. Pelzer
Publisher: Omaha PressPub Company
ISBN: 0929099028
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book chronicles 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.

The Privilege of Youth

Author: David J. Pelzer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0718146689
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Foster children

The fourth in the series of Dave Pelzer's books tells of his experience of bullying at school and the friends in the neighbourhood who helped him through it all.