Richard Pelzer Message Board

Jane posts on 4/25/2007 8:24:25 PM I have read all Dave Pelzer's books and are at this time reading them again. The reason being that the first time around I really if I'm honest captured that horror of his life and the second time around I am capturing his strength and determination to be who he has become. As a mother I can not comprehend how a so called mother could do the things she did with such coldness and indifference to her own flesh and blood whilst treating the other kids normally. This woman obvisiously had extreme mental health problems and the fact that the authorities didn't pick up on this just by the state of David's appearance at school the fact that he stole food and all the bruising is beyond belief. It is not just down to the teachers etc but also the neighbours who must have noticed this poor bedraggled child. The thing that makes me most angry is that people say that wouldn't happen now in todays society, but it does. Will we ever learn our lesson?
LW posts on 4/12/2007 9:38:43 PM There are some really hatefull posts here, I can only wonder if those are disgrutled family members? certainly CAN'T be the mother if she is in fact dead, thank God
Steven posts on 4/11/2007 10:22:52 PM For starters, the names of the brothers change in both books because Lost Boy and others were written BEFORE a brother's journey, there for Dave didn't have permission by Richard to openly use his name, and i highly doubt he would just walzts up to him one day and ask that qeustion, Richard did some pretty mean things to Dave,BUT! though he was mean and traitorous, he was only misleaded by their Mother. It was not totally his fault, their whole family almost was brought up to not have any confidence in themselves, that was obviously the doing of their mother. NOW! Richard and Dave DID NOT MAKE THOSE STORIES UP! THEY ARE NOT FAKES! Why would they do such a thing? I recall on the cover of A Brother's Journey that it is a memoir.. That is proof enough, but if you need more, READ THE BOOKS! They didn't do it for money or fame! they did it to help younger children in trouble from parents or peers! Dave would not dedicate almost all of his time to his one task of eliminating this problem in America just for money or fame! I also believe writing these books were another way of letting out their inside emotions they held in way too long during their beatings.. I really do hope someday to speak to Richard or Dave on this matter, for I find it very interesting and a worthy cause to try to stop this! And I would also- if they look at this page every so often, hope that I could ask them a few qeustions about their childhood, if you could call it that. I hope this made a difference to you're opinion Astute Reader! btw, give me credit, i'm only 13..

Unknown posts on 4/10/2007 2:48:39 PM That is so not true about Dave Pelzer that he is a liar. His books are so emotinally the=at it does not look like a lie, and by the way he probably changed the names in the books,cause he doent want anyone to about his brothers
Unknown posts on 4/9/2007 2:27:24 PM I dont really think Dave is a liar, because of what he wrote in his books is really emotional and i really hate when people call him A FAKE PERSON, because he is not one.
Astute II posts on 3/27/2007 6:57:31 PM Astute Reader posted “this man is a fake” and “a dangerous man”. As well as things like “anyone who grew up with him remembers him as a FAT TATTLETALE. Now Astute Reader is posting “Richard was absolutely chased into obscurity because he is a liar”, yet Astute Reader also says “he will be speaking on the subject of child abuse prevention in April”. What is going on. As if Astute Reader knows Mr. Pelzer and knows what life he and his family live. Why are you so burnt on hating him. Not jealous r u.
another astute reader posts on 3/26/2007 10:15:15 AM Richard was absolutely chased into obscurity because he is a liar. He will be speaking on the subject of child abuse prevention in April, and it makes me sick. He is not qualified to speak as a family advocate, as he can't lead by example. He is not the family man he portrays himself to be.
Emily Cantrell posts on 3/14/2007 9:39:13 PM Why would you zelda ryan say that Richard needs to sue Dave what has he done that Richard needs to sue him these people needs to stop talking about Dave and Richard I do not like it at all when people talks bad about them.
Zelda Ryan posts on 3/14/2007 8:56:20 PM Mr. Richard, you said there was a gun you had in Utah, whatever happened to it, I hope when you left that house no other kid grabbed it and shot themselves? I also think you should sue dave....big time!
SUSAN MALLIA posts on 3/9/2007 4:52:09 AM I have read all three of David's books and I am halfway through Richards. Why are the names of the brothers different in each book? There is no mention of a Richard in David's book, Russell was Mother's ''little Nazi''. The two other brothers were Ronald and Stan in Richard's book and Russell and Scott in Davids??? Kevin becomes Keith, I'm confused, is it the same family. The books are well written and even though they fill the reader with a sense of disgust at the thought of a Mother being able to do these obscene and humiliating acts on her own flesh and blood they are also compelling reading. I'm so glad both David and Richard enjoy happy and fulfilling lives.
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