CHILD CALLED "IT", A
This book is 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: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it". 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. Through each struggle, you'll find yourself enduring the pain and loneliness, and fighting for his will to survive. This compelling story will awaken you to the truth about child abuse - and the ability we all have to ultimately make a difference, if we endure.
The author is recognized as one of the nation's most effective and respected communicators addressing corporate groups, conventions and human-service professionals. In 1993, Dave was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans. He has dedicated his life to helping others to help themselves.