The Privilege of Youth
A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship
From A Child Called “It” to The Lost Boy, from A Man Named Dave to Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer’s inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune. In The Privilege of Youth, he shares the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood. With sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes 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 his neighborhood, while trying to forget the hell waiting for him at home.
From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth bravely and compassionately charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer’s life and will inspire a whole new generation of readers.
Praise For The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship…
"Dave Pelzer is a living testament of resilience, personal responsibility, and the triumph of the human spirit."—John Bradshaw, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Homecoming and Family Secrets
"A living example that all of us have the capability to better ourselves no matter what the odds... Dave Pelzer inspires us all."—Jack Canfield, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Plume, 9780452286290, 240pp.
Publication Date: December 28, 2004
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