این داستان من و تنها مال من است. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. The father and brothers at first sympathized with Dave. The way that the author prevailed through this adversity was utterly amazing. As the years went by and nothing changed, Dave started to lose hope completely and wish that he were dead. It is a very short read but I seriously have to say that it is not the kind of book that you read for pleasure. Of course it was foolish of me seeing as it happened many years ago and he's a grown man who escaped his mothers claws.
If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. They had a really good life they went on vacations and had picnics. Out of nowhere she starts drinking heavily and the abuse starts. But that's something people involved in child abuse cases ask themselves every day. At the age of 18 Dave aged out of the and joined the U.
And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. Again, I can concede that he was only helping his writing along by wanting his book to be seen by a greater audience. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. As time passes, David's punishments became more cruel and dangerous. That's a review to follow later. At one point when i was reading the part about the bathroom and mirror treatment, i almost cried. Each time it would happen, he'd be locked in there for a goodly amount of time.
You can save a life, heart, and soul. The fact that it was a real story made it way sadder. Dave has won many awards and personal commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and George W. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. If you are debating about reading this book I will just say that it is a hard read.
She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'. A trainwreck of a book. She takes her frustrations out on him for no reason. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Reading the torture he endured at the hand of his own family was painful. There's no real introspection, and no explanation as to how he later found forgiveness, or why the mother was once a kind, loving parent and suddenly one day just went completely mad. Were her other boys taken away from her too? این چیزی بیش از داستان بقاست.
I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly a mother, but a monster who took her anger out on a weak small child. He speaks of his childhood abuses too flippantly, and seems more obsessed about book and ticket sales than he does about getting his story out. Some parts of it were very disturbing, which when coupled with vivid details of the abuse that the author had to endure, making it one of the most depressing books I ever read. I am not a violen Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. From United Kingdom to U. About this Item: Orion, 2004. Typically a grazed corner or torn cover.
It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelf wear. All the abuse comes from the mother; however, the father does nothing to stop it. Without a word, we stood watching the firebhall-like sun as it sank behind the tall trees, leaving bright blue and orange streaks in the sky. What bothers me the most is the improbability of Dave's statements. I r Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read.
From United Kingdom to U. I'm not sure I would actually recommend this book or not. The brother, Stephen, says David was removed for setting fires or something. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. She knows what his mother does to him, but also does not intervene.
Update: That is a likely situation, so I no longer doubt it. However, and here is the kicker for me, if this story is true, then shouldn't just writing it and getting the story told redemption enough for Pelzer? Now, before anyone wants to crucify me, look at the facts: His family members were interviewed and stated that this was pure fantasy. Quickly all the good in his mother turned to bad. What kind of mother that willing to let her own son sleep with an empty stomach? This book is very likely made up from start to finish. Ziegler; Miss Moss, his math teacher; the nurse; Mr. The worst came one day when she was waving a knife at him as a threat. The condition of this book is as stated above, however this book is slightly damaged in some way.
The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. Would have been nice if the Times reporter had interviewed the teachers who reported his abuse if, in fact those people and reports weren't fabricated or if the reporter had looked for the police report taken when Pelzer was removed from his home. And I wanted to know why it w Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. A waste of my time. 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. The second time she realizes that he is using the rag he is supposed to be cleaning with to cover his mouth and so she puts it in the bucket, she also turns of the vent.