A Man Named Dave

A Man Named Dave

A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

Book - 1999
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The concluding volume of Dave Pelzer's million-copy bestselling memoir.

'I don't blame others for my problems. I stand on my own. And one day, you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself.'

These words were eighteen-year-old Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, a woman who had abused him with shocking brutality. But even years after he was rescued, his life remained a continual struggle. Dave felt rootless and awkward, an outcast haunted by memories of his years as the bruised, cowering 'It' locked in his mother's basement.

Dave's dramatic reunion with his dying father and the shocking confrontation with his mother led to his ultimate calling: mentor to others struggling with personal hardships. From a difficult marriage to the birth of his son, from an unfulfilling career to an enduring friendship, Dave was finally able to break the chains of his past, learning to trust, to love, and to live.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, 1999.
ISBN: 9780752844084
Characteristics: x, 284 p. ;,23 cm.


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Franln Jul 11, 2017

Excellent conclusion to the biographical trilogy. Hard to believe he was so forgiving to his evil mother and passive father.

Jason Wheelock Oct 30, 2012

Great book. Not quite as good, in terms of enthralling read, as the first two but a good complete wrap of the trilogy. Glad to see Dave finally ended up happy after so many years of terror and betrayal.

Feb 11, 2012

An amazing story about an amazing man. We need more Dave's in this world. But not at the price he paid. Glad he found someone who appreciated him! Go Dave!

Jan 27, 2012

This is final in the trilogy of David. It tells the life of an individual who persisted against all odds and grew to be the person he deserved to be. An excellent read

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