The Privilege of Youth

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Penguin, Dec 28, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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The #1 New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author who is a shining example of what overcoming adversity really means now shares the lost chapter of his uplifting journey, which has touched the lives of millions.

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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User Review  - jaziwaite - LibraryThing

This book, as well as those before it, made me cry SO much, that my mom came in from gardening to see what was wrong... she wouldn't let me read more than a chapter at a time after that... but still, really good book... :,( Read full review

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User Review  - crazy4reading - LibraryThing

The Privilege of Youth is the fourth book that I have read by Dave Pelzer. This book focuses on one street that Dave lived on in a foster home. The name of the street is Duinsmoore Way. This is the ... 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.
www.davepelzer.com


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