Richard Pelzer Message Board
Janie Woodward posts on 1/11/2009 5:59:41 PM
I too have read "A child called "IT", The lost boy, and A man named Dave, I just read the one of Richard Pelzer called A brothers Journey, wow amazing men that made it through and I thought my childhood of abuse and neglect was bad, I went through many years being sexually abused along with my cousins, aunt uncles mom all of us were and abused also in other ways, I grew up with a mom that didnt care and family that kept it in the family, and also at that time the authorities would not intervene, my mom took me when i was a baby to the hospital on a couple of occasions when I had a diaper full of blood from being sexually molested, and nothing happened, to this day I ask why didnt they take me out of there??? I still dont understand how they could allow my mom to take me back to that place or even why my mom took me back, so I totally understood how they both Richard and David felt, and also see where the other 3 are blocking it all out, cause I have 2 brothers that do the same and will disagree with me that all of what happened happened, one of my brothers became the guy (grandmas husband) that did all those horrible things to us, he has touched my brother and a guy in jail, and who knows who else, and so did my cousins, and still to this day nobody has done anything about it all. They are all in denial of it all! They also believe it should be kept in the family, Me and one my brothers is now kinda outsiders, cause we moved away and changed our lives. So I see all the sides all the way around.
glo posts on 1/11/2009 7:02:59 AM
After reading Dave's disturbing trilogy I was excited to hear that Richard had written books also and while looking for them online one link led to another that led to this forum. I am shaking my head. I found Dave to be sooooo inspirational and profound in his journey to success. How disappointing that his brother is still trying to beat him down. Neither child should ever have had to endure what they did at The Mother's hands but now is a time for healing, not for continuing the negative, hurtful actions. I think I will stick with Dave Pelzer books. His forgiving and positive way of writing is uplifting and encouraging to those of us who have experienced abuse. No room in my life for more negativity.
I <3 Dave posts on 12/22/2008 10:37:30 PM
I would love to know what the other Pelzer brothers are doing now, and what paths their lives took from having such a looney mom
Mandy posts on 12/11/2008 11:14:09 AM
Hi, I have read Davids books a few times, and have since read Richards books, what people have to remeber is every familys memeber versions are different, I had an awful childhood, and I have to say if my mother was to die tomorrow I wouldn't care!!!! my sisters version of events and mine are different, cause we all see things differently.... These two men have survived some awful things and I have to say they both give me immense courage... I once emailed the both seperately and I have to say Richard answered, and made alot of sense in his reply and was very helpfull so THANK YOU
maria posts on 11/18/2008 5:59:07 AM
i read the book..that is the compilation of "a child called it" , "a lost boy", "a man named dave"
its very tragic and at the same time gives a lot of hope to those who feels there is none. i my self am a mother of 2 boys.. and the elder one drives me crazy sometimes.. especailly since he is in his terrible 2'z but after reading Daves book i think 10 times bfore repramanding my son and instead use dialogue to make him understand. I feel that the biggest thing Dave could have done is forgive both his parents..i feel his father was eqully responsible... i pray that throughout Davez lisfe he continues to have the immense strength he has had thruout his life and that his ability to help others prospers day by day. Wish you the best Dave.
Charli Jones posts on 10/16/2008 7:53:30 AM
I Think people on here that are saying stuff about them lying and stuff is wrong. We never knew what went on, it was a shocking story and rather than being so F****** heartless why dont you just try and understand that stuff like that does happen and in a way, by saying stuff like that your as bad as the people that do it because no one deserves to ever go through that or have anyone judge them and say stuff about them when they have both been so brave, they didnt write thier story for attention, they wrote about it to let people know that stuff like that is happening in our world, and so what if you think its for attention, atleast they're doing something with thier life and they're able to talk about it. They've done better than any of us couold.
beverlee fortin posts on 8/19/2008 5:07:38 PM
I cant believe what i read on message board i just finished your books, both and have read davids years ago. my mother aswell was crazy, but wow my heart goes out to both you and your brother. To be honest i also feel bad for the others aswell because there is no way it could have been healthy for them to witness any of that either. it took courage for both of you to overcome this trauma. my head was smashed-repeatedly into the pavement so i know and felt your pain
Richard is a bum posts on 8/16/2008 6:48:35 PM
You ought to learn to stand on your own two feet. You're a grown man with a wife and kids - grow up.
carla posts on 8/7/2008 3:21:59 PM
ok there was abuse from the mother but were was the father . for what i understand the father new and didnt try to help dave at first place nither richard after . WHY this father was an abusive men too he new and leave this 2 children be hurt without doing nothing.
mariana posts on 7/12/2008 10:24:39 PM
the person who said that there name was dave pelzer. look you where never in their shoes you shouldnt say things that you do not know.
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