Child Called 'It', A

Genre: Nonfiction/Memoir

Child Called 'It', AOne Child's Courage to Survive

Performed by:
Brian Keeler

Dave Pelzer’s astonishing, disturbing account of his early years describes one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. This book has spent over 175 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.Dave was in first grade when his unstable alcoholic mother began attacking him. Until he was in fifth grade, she starved, beat and psychologically ravaged her son. Eventually denying even his identity, Dave’s mother called him an “it” instead of using his name. Relentlessly, she drove him to the brink of death before authorities finally stepped in.With faith and hope, Dave grew determined to survive. He also knew that he needed to share his story. A Child Called “It” is the first of three books that chronicle his life.Through publications and public appearances, Dave is now recognized as one of the nation’s most effective and respected speakers about child abuse.

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Run time: 4 hours
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Author
Dave Pelzer

Biography:
Dave Pelzer is the #1 New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of A Child Called 'It,' The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave, and Help Yourself. He travels extensively throughout the country speaking to thousands of people about overcoming obstacles in their lives. He has appeared on Oprah, The Montel Williams Show, among other national media.
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Brian Keeler

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