Man Named Dave

by Dave Pelzer | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0452281903 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 4/14/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 14, 2007
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These words were Dave Pelzer''s declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self-reliance. Dave''s father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way she could imagine. This was the woman who told her son she could kill him any time she wanted to -- and nearly did. The more than two million readers of Pelzer''s previous international bestsellers, A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy, know that he lived to tell his courageous story. A Man Named Dave is the gripping conclusion to his inspirational trilogy. With stunning generosity of spirit, Dave Pelzer invites readers on his journey to discover how he turned shame into pride and rejection into acceptance.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 18, 2011
This is the third in a series of books about Dave Peltzer's life. Dave was from the age of 4-12 abused in the most horrific ways by his mother while his father passively did nothing. This last book takes place after he is grown and on his own.

Dave goes through a exhausting and rigorous ordeal of paperwork to apply to the US Air Force. After many many rounds of this he is finally accepted and although he wants to be a fireman, he ends up as a mid-flight re-fueler via a stint of cooking. First of all, how he made it through the psychological evaluations is astonishing. Dave works hard and it is to forget all he has been through and to prove to himself he is worthy. The second thing is how inept at paperwork the Air Force is. They misplace his paperwork for the fireman placement and then also misplace his paperwork for the re-fueler position. Is the Air Force that inept??

While in the Air Force Dave works other jobs in order to support his wife, Patsy and their son. Dave is a workaholic and replaces work for emotions but all the while seems to be very much in touch of his emotions around his son. He also starts to help other abused children.

One has to admire the resiliency and persistence of Dave. He tries and tries to get some sort of approval from his mother and father. Dave's self-esteem and feeling of worthiness is almost non-existent. Surprise!! Dave has trouble in trusting other people. This book details how he starts on the road to his full mental health.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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Journal Entry 4 by Ri at Vietnam Veterans of America donation in Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (11/29/2012 UTC) at Vietnam Veterans of America donation in Cincinnati, Ohio USA

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