Apr 24, Kelsey D rated it liked it The author Dave Pelzer went through a tough childhood with his mentally disturbed alcoholic mother abusing him. Later it was found out to be one of the worst cases of child abuse in the state of California. But this book was mostly about him growing up in out of foster homes and trying to fit in like a normal high school student. Some people would say he lived a truly extraordinary life and now sharing his inspirational stories with the world in his books like The Privlage Youth. Throughout the The author Dave Pelzer went through a tough childhood with his mentally disturbed alcoholic mother abusing him.
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In The Privilege of Youth, he supplies the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood. With his usual sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the joys of learning and 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 a neighborhood he was just beginning to get to know while trying to forget the hell waiting for him at home. This brave and compassionate memoir from the man who has journeyed far will inspire a whole new generation of readers. I pride myself on a strong work ethic, but now my body is on the verge of collapse.
What began as a slight quiver last week has now become an uncontrollable seizure of my right hand. But now in the nearly freezing weather of Northern Ohio, for the life of me I cannot steady my hand so I can insert the stupid key into the doorknob of my motel room. After three attempts my patience erodes to the point that I begin mumbling a string of off-color language to the howling wind.
Huffing, I slide off my computer case, which contains my hefty laptop, and my worn overstuffed satchel from my left shoulder. Steadying myself,
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The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story