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Privilege of Youth A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship

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ISBN-10: 0452286298

ISBN-13: 9780452286290

Edition: 2004

Authors: Dave Pelzer

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From A Child Called Itto The Lost Boy, from A Man Named Daveto Help Yourself, Dave Pelzers 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 friendssome 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…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

David Pelzer was born in California. He survived what is reported to be the third worst case of child abuse in California state history. The victims of the other two cases are dead. At the age 12, Pelzer's teachers risked their careers to notify the authorities and saved his life. He was removed from his home and his abusive mother, and made a ward of the court. He was placed in foster care until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 18. While in the service, Pelzer achieved the rank of Sargent and was hand-picked to midair refuel the highly secretive SR-71 Blackbird and the F-117 Stealth Fighter, which played a major role in Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm.…    

A Good Man's Departure
A Lost Boy
Wonderland
The Neighborhood Threat
Brotherhood
Moving On
Girl World
A Boy and His Car
Wake-Up Call
Stepping Out
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Duinsmoore Way Perspective
David Howard
Michael Marsh
Mrs. Howard
Keynotes
About the Author