A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness (Dave Pelzer #3)

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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness (Dave Pelzer #3)
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October 01, 1999
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0525945210
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The third instalment of a series of autobiographical
books of his life, continues the story of Dave Pelzer overcoming
being abused as a child. The book starts with the memory of the last
day of abuse by his mother on March 4, 1973, and describes being hit
in the throat with a broom, pushed down steps and choked, before
being rescued on March 5, 1973. The book also recounts the author's
difficulties in sustaining his first marriage, which eventually ended
in divorce. Pelzer describes how his mother has not yet "changed",
understanding that she never will, as well as his father's battle
with and death by cancer. He also describes joining the Air Force,
marrying an editor, and finally making peace with his mother before
her death.

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simply amazing!
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Reader reviewed by Ruth

wow!! this book taught me so much about life and the human nature. sometimes i put down the book because the intensity of David's determination and passion for life just blows me away and quickens my pulse.I have to say David is one of my beloved heroes.His struggles are a great lesson and helped many others.
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Reader reviewed by amanda

This is part of a four book series (five if you count the one from his brother). It continues the story and gives hope that even despite an abusive, unregulated childhood, a person can grow up to be a great member of society.

You should read the others first, it would be the best thing to do as it incorporates things in the previous novels.
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Thank you very much David Peltzer
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Reader reviewed by Nikole

Oh my this book has brought courage in my life. I have been through almost the same thing, except it wasnt my mother that did it to me. It was my stepfather. From ages 6 to 13 I was sexually abused by my stepfather. Then I was raped by a 23 year old at age 14. I am 15 now. I read all his books and it gave me the courage to tell the police what he did to me. My biological mother neglected me and so did my biological father. David Peltzer you are my all time hero.
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Fantastic
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Reader reviewed by Fish

his book is the most inspiring book i have read all year, i like this book because it's so powerful and brings you into the book. When i thought it couldn't get any better it did. I can't beleive you lived through your life with such a miserable child hood. Your mothers and alcolholic, your fathers a retired fireman, who works on the streets as a bum, and later sooner dies. Just want to let you know that this book made me more interested in reading books and i just started to read "Lose Yourself" which so far is life changing
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Not too bad, I enjoyed it
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Reader reviewed by xbitemynailsx

A man named dave is a book written by David Pelzer. He also wrote A child called it ( his years 4-12, I think) and The Lost boy (his years 13-18, I think) Anyways, a man named dave is taken place after the lost boy, so he enters the air force, has some troubles, meets a girl, has a kid, and meets a new girl. I enjoyed his first 2 books better, but i wasnt disappointed with this one.I'd recommend it to anyone, after they've read the first two, of course :).
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Overall, an excellent book
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Reader reviewed by Dan Miller

Breif Summary: The book A Man Named Dave is about a young man's battle to survive through his life having to face the problems of death, parenting, and life itself.

As a child, the young man, Dave was abused and did not learn many key things about growing up normally and making his own decisions. It teaches you that no matter how unlucky you think you are, you can always fight back and be happy. This book is the third book in a trilogy. To read it you have to read the first two books, A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy.

Opinion: A Man Named Dave is a very good book. My favorite character is Dave's wife Patsy because she doesn't take life seriously until she finally realizes how serious life is when she has her son, Stephen. My favorite part is when Dave plays with his son, Stephen because it shows how bad Dave's parents were and how good of a parent Dave could be.

Recommendation: A Man Named Dave is an autobiography. I would recommend it to children (boys and girls) ages 12 and above because their is some violence when Dave has flashbacks of his childhood. Overall A Man Named Dave is an excellent and well-written book.
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