The Privilege of Youth (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 28, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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From A Child Called “It” to The Lost Boy, from A Man Named Dave to Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer’s inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune.  In The Privilege of Youth, he shares the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood.  With sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the thrill of making his first real friends—some of whom he still shares close relationships with today.  He writes about the simple pleasures of exploring his neighborhood, while trying to forget the hell waiting for him at home.

From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth bravely and compassionately charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer’s life and will inspire a whole new generation of readers.


  

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Review: The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story (Dave Pelzer #4)

User Review  - Hailee - Goodreads

I think that Dave Pelzer's purpose of writing this book was to inform teenagers on someone else's view of life. In the book Pelzer describes the life of a teenager who has gone from foster home to ... Read full review

Review: The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story (Dave Pelzer #4)

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Consider this as but a supplement. The real meat and potatoes lie in the trilogy if books. If you're interested in filling in the gaps, it's an okay read. But personally, I feel the trilogy was enough for me. Read full review

Contents

A Good Mans Departure
1
A Lost Boy
15
Wonderland
33
The Neighborhood Threat
45
Brotherhood
61
Moving On
87
Girl World
109
A Boy and His Car
127
WakeUp Call
151
Stepping Out
175
Epilogue
199
Acknowledgments
211
Duinsmoore Way Perspective
213
Keynotes
226
About the Author
228
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About the author (2004)

Dave Pelzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Child Called “It", The Lost Boy, A Man Named Dave, Help Yourself, and The Privilege of Youth. He travels more than 250 days a year throughout the nation speaking to large groups of youth and adults on the topics of resilience and overcoming obstacles.  He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and The Montel Williams Show, among other national shows.

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