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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness
A Man Named Dave A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness
Author: Dave Pelzer
The inspiring conclusion to 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."--Dave Pelzer, from A Man Named DaveThese words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented t...  more
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ISBN-13: 9780452281905
ISBN-10: 0452281903
Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Pages: 352
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Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is the final book in the triology (A Child Called It (aged 4 to 12) and The Lost Boy (aged 12 to 18)) and this book is centered on his life from age 18 onward. I have to say that this is my favourite of the three. The other two were good as well ... they were just kinda difficult to read.

This book FINALLY answers some of your questions (and his as well) if you can believe what The Mother says to him (which he even admits he's not sure if she was honest or playing one of her "games" again). There are some more hellacious horrors revealed in this book and it just makes it all the more difficult to believe that there really ARE people like this cruel, hateful and vindictive MOTHER out there in the world!!

You get to see his "reunion" with his father, confrontations with his mother, his marriage and his wonderful awesome love for his son ...

Although I wasn't physically abused by my mother growing up, I was emotionally and mentally abused by her and I really REALLY related to this part of his life. Trying to figure out why he can't trust people and why he pusehes those he does love away and why he never feels like he is worth the love he is offered. I honestly learned some things about myself in this book and it was nice to see a happy ending in this wonderful person's life. It's amazing his amount of forgiveness ... I am not sure I could do it ... but I'm learning ... and trying ... with the help of his words from this book!
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This is a remarkable book about the will to survive and be the best you can be. Dave Pelzer is proof that anyone can become what he wants to be. A great read!
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The third in a series, this book really brings the sad story of Dave Pelzers childhood and life together and gives it closure. I read it in one day, a great read.

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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Wonderful conclusion to trilogy about the boy Dave now grown up.
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This is an inspiring story about a man who was so abused as a boy that his mother called him, "It." The tale begins with his last few abuses and his removal from his mother. He grows up in a foster home with all the emotional and physical scars from his childhood. He finds a place in the Air Force where he works hard to reach his goals in spite of his childhood baggage. He marries, his marriage breaks up, tries to become a speaker and author to inspire others who live in abusive situations all the while experiencing setback after setback. But Dave never gives up. He just works harder. It's an inspiring read that makes one want to cry at times. Good one!
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This was a wonderful Book. I have read the series and I feel like I really know Dave. I have and will continue to recommend Dave's books to everyone!!!


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