More than six million
readers can attest to the heartbreak and courage of Dave Pelzer’s story of
growing up in an abusive home. His inspirational books have helped countless
others triumph over hardship and misfortune. Now this former lost boy who
defeated insurmountable odds to emerge whole and happy at last takes us on his
incredible odyssey toward healing and forgiveness.
In The Privilege of Youth, Pelzer 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
he had endured as a child.
From high school to a
world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth charts this
crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer’s life. This brave and compassionate
memoir from the man who has journeyed far will inspire a whole new generation
of readers. Download and start listening now!