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Hardcover A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness Book

ISBN: 0525945210

ISBN13: 9780525945215

A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

(Book #3 in the Dave Pelzer Series)

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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 of memoirs that began with A Child Called "It"... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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9 ratings

Great end to a series.

Loved every book in this series. Great read for anyone. Once you pick it up you will not be able to put it down.

Best trilogy I have ever read

For all three books I have read by Dave, I could not book the books down and finished them within one or two sittings each. They are heartbreaking, psychological, and moving pieces that I believe everyone should read. I read the first book to my brother while going through our own tough times and being able to read about an individual who was able to break the cycle the mother had fallen into is inspiring and fills me with hope of being able to break the cycle myself.

Boyfriend loved it

I bought this as a Christmas present for my boyfriend who had read the first 2 books. He loved them all so much

Good conclusion to the "series".

This book was an excellent conclusion to the other books of Dave Pelzer's life journey. If you read the earlier books, you NEED to read this one.

Very Satisfied

This was purchased for my 11 year old daughter who loves the book, the book is in excellent condition and we are very happy with it and the timely order in which it came.

A man named Dave

The books that the Pelzer brothers wrote are astonishing. They had an awful childhood and rose above it all. I read Dave Pelzer 3 books and his brother Richards 2 books in a 2 week time span. I could not put them down.

Power of Forgivness

The book show the power of forgiveness. This principle works with abuse and is actually the only cure for abuse. I picked this little nuggett up in the book An Encounter With A Prophet and found it a powerful tool in dealing with my past. The man named David illustrates this point very well for those open to the concept. I loved the book.


If my fairy god-mother granted me once wish, and I could spend a day with any person in the world, living or deceased, I would choose to spend a day with David Pelzer, for his wisdom, courage, humanity and ability to forgive. In this third book of David's trilogy, the adult years, he shows us the true meaning of forgiveness. He is living proof that until one can honestly look into their heart and forgive the abuser, one cannot truly begin to heal. With that healing process, comes peace of mind, self-worth and the realization that the world can become as beautiful and fulfilling as you choose to make it."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." Those are David's words. How many other survivors have said those same words? It is what keeps the spirit alive. As adults, child abuse survivors are often high achievers not only because of their need to please, be accepted and loved, but because of their determination not to let the abuser "win the battle." David Pelzer won his battle. To forgive his dying father, a man who silently sat on the sidelines while David was being abused at the hands of his mother, is the ultimate attestation of David's healing, and the final destination in his journey. I think adult survivors in every corner of the world would join me in saying, "Thank you, David, for telling your story. You have, indeed, made "something of your life" and most graciously continue to do so through your work in helping others." May you, and those you love, continue to live, love and enjoy life eternally.

Way to go, Dave!

I just finished A Man Named Dave this morning. I stayed up all night reading it, I could not put it down.I have also read the other 2 books in the series.This book is extremely well-written. You feel like you are really there with Dave. I was in awe at the dialogue... it was so real, not like the normal stuff you see on TV or in the movies.One of the things that struck me the most was when he said this to Stephen, his son.. "Just like in baseball: you'll get a few hits, but most likely, you'll strike out more than you get on base. But don't quit. Find your focus, relax, take a deep breath, and give it a good swing."Dave, please continue to keep us updated on your life. We can all learn so much from you.No one deserves to be treated as you were. You were not at fault for what happened. You broke the cycle of abuse... not only for yourself, but I am sure for many others as well.You are a hero - just like Superman.
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