A Child Called It

A Child Called It Author Dave Pelzer
ISBN-10 9781409124627
Release 2010-06-24
Pages 240
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A harrowing, yet inspiring true story of a young boy's abusive childhood, from internationally bestselling author Dave Pelzer. Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother - a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and unwashed, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive.



A Child Called It

A Child Called  It Author David J. Pelzer
ISBN-10 0929099028
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 97
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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother.



My Story

My Story Author Dave Pelzer
ISBN-10 0752864017
Release 2004
Pages 490
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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.



Too Close to Me

Too Close to Me Author Dave Pelzer
ISBN-10 9780795343315
Release 2014-08-22
Pages 540
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In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called “It”, Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood—one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling career, and his own family. To many, Pelzer seemed to have found his happy ending. But for a child abuse survivor, living a normal adult life carries challenges and complications above and beyond those faced by most people. This book, the fifth in Pelzer’s nonfiction series, provides an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in marriage, parenthood, work, and life from the perspective of someone who survived horrific physical and emotional terrors as a child—and who seeks to meet the responsibilities and complications of adult life with love, strength, and an open heart.



Literature Help A Child Called It

Literature Help  A Child Called  It Author Students' Academy
ISBN-10 9781365104404
Release 2016-05-10
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The book has been highly successful, and consequently it made its place on the New York Times bestseller list. After its publication, more than 1.6 million copies of the book were sold in five years. The author became a celebrity in a very short time, and he began to appear on several talk shows on television channels. He would tell the audiences about his experiences and the book. Literature Help: A Child Called "It" Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis



A Child Called It and The Lost Boy

A Child Called  It  and The Lost Boy Author Dave Pelzer
ISBN-10 0739400614
Release 1995
Pages 294
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A book about child abuse.



A Child Called It

A Child Called It Author Pelzer Dave
ISBN-10 1632450550
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 200
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"Things Fall Apartmay well be Africa's best loved novel. . . . For so many readers around the world, it is Chinua Achebe who opened up the magic casements of African fiction." --Kwame Anthony Appiah "Achebe is gloriously gifted with the magic of an ebulli



Ein Junge namens Weihnacht

Ein Junge namens Weihnacht Author Matt Haig
ISBN-10 9783423430937
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 272
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Die absolut wahre Geschichte des Weihnachtsmanns - vom Bestsellerautoren Matt Haig Wie war das eigentlich, als der Weihnachtsmann noch ein Junge war? Er hieß Nikolas, wuchs in großer Armut mitten in Finnland in einer kleinen Holzhütte auf – und dies ist seine wahre Geschichte. Der elfjährige Nikolas begibt sich allein auf eine gefährliche Reise an den Nordpol, um seinen Vater zu finden. Er besteht haarsträubende Abenteuer, begegnet fliegenden Rentieren, einer Elfe, einem gewalttätigen Troll – und er stellt fest: Wichtel gibt es wirklich! In ihm reift ein Entschluss: Er will die Welt zu einem glücklicheren Ort machen. Wie er dieses Ziel erreicht und wie er dabei zum Weihnachtsmann wird – das verrät dieses Buch.



It to Yobareta Ko

It to Yobareta Ko Author デイヴペルザー
ISBN-10 4770027931
Release 2004-09-17
Pages 184
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カリフォルニア州史上最大の虐待といわれた児童虐待を受けながら、不屈の勇気をもって生き延び、愛深き人たちによって、ついに救い出されたデイヴ少年。苦しみを乗り越えて書き上げた、感動の記録。



Sie nannten mich Es

Sie nannten mich  Es Author Dave Pelzer
ISBN-10 9783641108632
Release 2013-03-11
Pages 160
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Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.



Women Love Girth the Fattest 100 Facts on a Child Called It

Women Love Girth    the Fattest 100 Facts on a Child Called It Author Isaac Syers
ISBN-10 5517138349
Release 2013-04
Pages 44
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.



The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy Author Dave Pelzer
ISBN-10 9781409124634
Release 2010-06-24
Pages 352
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Dave Pelzer's sequel to million-copy bestseller A CHILD CALLED 'IT' As a child, Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his mother. The world knew nothing of his living nightmare and he had nothing and no one to turn to. But his dreams kept him alive - dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son. Finally, his horrific plight could no longer be hidden from the outside world and Dave's life radically changed. THE LOST BOY is the harrowing, but ultimately uplifting true story of a boy's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family to love. The continuation of Dave Pelzer's story is a moving sequel and inspirational read for all.



The Privilege of Youth

The Privilege of Youth Author Dave Pelzer
ISBN-10 9780141907154
Release 2005-01-13
Pages 256
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Dave Pelzer's bestselling autobiographical trilogy are an international phenomenon. Distressing, heartbreaking and yet inspirational, the fourth in the series guarantees the same level of success. His next book centres on his experience of bullying at school and the friends he made in his neighbourhood who helped him fight back. He tells the story of his high school years when he met two friends who helped him get through the perils and promises of adolescence. It is a story of hope and heartache, and reveals the many positive influences in Dave's teenage years as well as the agonizing choices he had to make to reclaim his life from the childhood he lost to abuse.



A Man Named Dave

A Man Named Dave Author Dave Pelzer
ISBN-10 9781101213094
Release 1999-10-01
Pages 352
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A Man Named Dave, which has sold over 1 million copies, is the gripping conclusion to Dave Pelzer’s inspirational and New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with 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." 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 New York Times and international bestselling memoirs know that he lived to tell his courageous story. With stunning generosity of spirit, Dave Pelzer invites readers on his journey to discover how he turned shame into pride and rejection into acceptance.



Der Circle

Der Circle Author Dave Eggers
ISBN-10 9783462308204
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 560
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»Das ›1984‹ fürs Internetzeitalter« Zeit online Das Kultbuch jetzt auf Deutsch Leben in der schönen neuen Welt des total transparenten Internets: Mit »Der Circle« hat Dave Eggers einen hellsichtigen, hochspannenden Roman über die Abgründe des gegenwärtigen Vernetzungswahns geschrieben. Ein beklemmender Pageturner, der weltweit Aufsehen erregt. Huxleys »Schöne neue Welt« reloaded: Die 24-jährige Mae Holland ist überglücklich. Sie hat einen Job ergattert in der hippsten Firma der Welt, beim »Circle«, einem freundlichen Internetkonzern mit Sitz in Kalifornien, der die Geschäftsfelder von Google, Apple, Facebook und Twitter geschluckt hat, indem er alle Kunden mit einer einzigen Internetidentität ausstattet, über die einfach alles abgewickelt werden kann. Mit dem Wegfall der Anonymität im Netz – so ein Ziel der »drei Weisen«, die den Konzern leiten – wird es keinen Schmutz mehr geben im Internet und auch keine Kriminalität. Mae stürzt sich voller Begeisterung in diese schöne neue Welt mit ihren lichtdurchfluteten Büros und High-Class-Restaurants, wo Sterneköche kostenlose Mahlzeiten für die Mit-arbeiter kreieren, wo internationale Popstars Gratis-Konzerte geben und fast jeden Abend coole Partys gefeiert werden. Sie wird zur Vorzeigemitarbeiterin und treibt den Wahn, alles müsse transparent sein, auf die Spitze. Doch eine Begegnung mit einem mysteriösen Kollegen ändert alles ... Mit seinem neuen Roman »Der Circle« hat Dave Eggers ein packendes Buch über eine bestürzend nahe Zukunft geschrieben, einen Thriller, der uns ganz neu über die Bedeutung von Privatsphäre, Demokratie und Öffentlichkeit nachdenken und den Wunsch aufkommen lässt, die Welt und das Netz mögen uns bitte manchmal vergessen.



Help Yourself

Help Yourself Author Dave Pelzer
ISBN-10 1101174145
Release 2001-09-01
Pages 240
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As nearly four million readers have learned from his three previous books, Dave Pelzer doesn't believe in feeling sorry for himself. Abused mercilessly by his mother as a child, Dave has taken everything that happened to him and turned it into something positive so that he can help others. Now happily married and with a child of his own, he celebrates the twin pillars of strength that saw him through his darkest hours: resilience and gratitude. And he shows how anyone can tap into these virtues to live a better and more fulfilling life. In Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer explains how to move beyond a painful history, harmful negative thoughts, and innumerable setbacks by urging readers to take control and be accountable for their lives. Filled with his own history, as well as the personal struggles of others who have learned how to turn adversity into triumph, Help Yourself is a rousing call to readers who want real answers to real problems. Never before in paperback, it will undoubtedly join Pelzer's previous paperbacks on bestseller lists for years to come.



Raum

Raum Author Emma Donoghue
ISBN-10 9783492954488
Release 2011-09-02
Pages 416
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Auch seinen fünften Geburtstag feiert Jack in Raum. Raum hat eine immer verschlossene Tür, ein Oberlicht und ist 12 Quadratmeter groß. Dort lebt der Kleine mit seiner Mutter. Dort wurde er auch geboren. Jack liebt es fernzusehen, denn da sieht er seine »Freunde«, die Cartoonfiguren. Aber er weiß, dass die Dinge hinter der Mattscheibe nicht echt sind – echt sind nur Ma, er und die Dinge in Raum. Bis der Tag kommt, an dem Ma ihm erklärt, dass es doch eine Welt da draußen gibt und dass sie versuchen müssen, aus Raum zu fliehen ... »Nerven zerreißend und fesselnd. ›Raum‹ – angeregt von der wahren Geschichte über Elisabeth Fritzl, eingesperrt mit ihren Kindern von ihrem Vater – ist die Geschichte einer Mutter und ihres Sohnes, deren Liebe sie das Unglaubliche überleben lässt.« Psychologies ZUM SPECIAL