A child called "it": one child's courage to survive

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This book chronicles 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 tortuous, 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."

Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or 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.

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9781435235632
9780613171373
9781402510052
9781558743663
9781428168039
9780585101521
9780757319105
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Grouped Work ID 52ada338-9385-aac3-5738-daa606236937
full_title child called it one childs courage to survive
author pelzer david j
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lastUpdate 2018-04-23 01:50:00AM

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auth_author2 Keeler, Brian,, Keeler, Brian, 1953-
author Pelzer, David J.
author2-role EBSCOhost., Findaway World, LLC., Keeler, Brian,1953-narrator., Keeler, Brian,narrator., Playaway Digital Audio., Recorded Books, Inc.
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display_description [This book] is [an] 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."--Back cover.
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subject_facet Abused children, Abused children -- California -- Biography, Abused children -- California -- Daly City -- Biography, Abusive mothers -- Family relationships, Abusive mothers -- Family relationships -- California -- Daly City, Audiobooks, Unabridged, Autobiographies, Biographies, Biography, California, California -- Daly City, Child Abuse, Child Abuse -- Personal Narratives, Child abuse, Child of Impaired Parents, Child of Impaired Parents -- Personal Narratives, Children of alcoholics, Children of alcoholics -- Biography, Children of alcoholics -- California -- Biography, Children of alcoholics -- California -- Daly City -- Biography, Daly City (Calif.), Electronic books, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Abuse -- Child Abuse, Family violence, Family violence -- California -- Daly City, Foster Home Care, Foster Home Care -- Personal Narratives, Foster home care, Foster home care -- California, Pelzer, David J, Personal Narratives, Personal narratives, SELF-HELP -- Abuse, Young adult, Young adult -- Nonfiction
title_display A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive
title_full A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer, A child called "It" [sound recording] : one child's courage to survive / by Dave Pelzer ; an unabridged performance by Brian Keeler, A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer, A child called "it" [electronic resource] : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer
title_short A child called "it" :
title_sub one child's courage to survive
topic_facet Abuse, Abused children, Abusive mothers, Child Abuse, Child abuse, Child of Impaired Parents, Children of alcoholics, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS, Family relationships, Family violence, Foster Home Care, Foster home care, Pelzer, David J, SELF-HELP