Help Yourself: Real-life Advice for Real-life Challenges Facing Teenagers

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Penguin Adult, May 3, 2007 - Self-Help - 208 pages
'The bottom line: Your life's outcome is solely up to you. If you can get out of bed in the morning, go to the bathroom, get dressed and nuke something in the microwave without any help, then you are capable of doing, achieving and handling just about anything that life can throw at you. You can do this. You can live up to your potential. And at your age, frankly, I expect you to.' Straight-talking, unpatronising, inspirational advice from bestselling author Dave Pelzer. Before he became a teenager, Pelzer was subjected to horrific physical and mental abuse from his mother. During his teens the long road to recovery began and today Pelzer spends much of his working life talking to young adults in schools and foster care centres. Pelzer s message is simple and powerful: identify problems, face them, think about where you want to be in life and never, ever give up on yourself. Being a teenager isn't easy in today's world, but as Pelzer says, it brings with it massive opportunities - and it's much more exciting than being an adult.

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Dave Peltzer’s Help Yourself for Teens is a useful and touching self-help book for young adults. The book begins by setting the stage: To deal with the future, you must first deal with the past. Part ... Read full review

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A former air force aircrew member, Dave proudly served in th e USAF for more than thirteen years. He played a major role in Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm. Dave was selected for the unique task of midair refuelling of the once highly secretive SR-71 Blackbird and the F-117 Stealth Fighter. While serving in the air force, Dave worked in juvenile hall and other programs involving 'youth-at-risk' throughout California. Dave is the author of four other inspiration books- A Child Called 'It,'which has been on the New York Timesbestseller list for more than five years; The Lost Boy, which has been on the same list for more than four years; and A Man Named Dave, a bestseller for nearly two years. Dave's latest book, Help Yourself, was also an instant New York Timesbestseller. Dave's books have been on the bestseller list for more than eleven years combi ned. Dave's future works may include a tome entitled My Wife's Life- One Husband's Quest to Understand the Complexities of the Married Female Psyche

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