Author(s): Dave Pelzer
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.
A CHILD CALLED 'IT' sold over a million copies in the UK and around the world It has been translated into 20 languages A CHILD CALLED 'IT' was on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list for 147 weeks THE LOST BOY was in the SUNDAY TIMES bestseller lists for six months, reaching No. 1 Dave Pelzer is one of America's most effective and respected speakers He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and was named one of the 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World 'What has made Dave Pelzer's story a bestseller is that it is also a story of redemption. It is a story where love, kindness, patience and endurance triumph' DAILY MAIL 'A powerful account that spares few details, but ultimately this story is one of struggle in adversity, one of hope and of freedom...It is the sort of story that we need to know about, the sort of story that we cannot deny...I am glad I read it' NSPCC Review 'Dave Pelzer conveys brilliantly how his own determination allowed him to keep alive his dream of one day finding a family who would be proud to call him their son. Truly touching, and emotionally shocking. A marvel' BEST 'His tale will both break and warm your heart' THE MIRROR
Dave Pelzer is recognised as one of America's most effective and respected communicators addressing corporations, conventions and health/psychology/primary care workers. His unique accomplishments have garnered personal commendations from Ronald Reagan and George Bush. He was selected as torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Torch relay. He has dedicated his life to helping others help themselves.