Richard Pelzer Message Board
Sue posts on 8/15/2007 9:08:01 AM
What I have to say will take two post so please bare with me. Richard did not commit suicide. I know him persoanlly and have recieved an email from him very recently. He has a unique support system and has healed tremendously.
Fleur posts on 8/14/2007 10:18:28 PM
Richard B Pelzer died? Are you sure? That's awful. Where did you hear that? I can't find it anywhere. I feel bad for both the brothers. I believe both of them, I don't think any of them are lying. They were both amazing books.
tracey baldwin posts on 8/14/2007 6:30:56 PM
can anyone please tell me why the boys names change from Daves book and Richards books.
Tamatha posts on 8/4/2007 2:51:52 PM
I started reading these books because my daughter who is 15 told me A child called it was a good book and that I should read it. I grew up in a house where my dad was an alcoholic and violent.Not constantly but a lot of the time and believe me nothing like what dave went through, but there was definitely some life threatening times especially for my brother. But it has helped me. My brother and I have coped fairly well, but I am looking for some help for my sister who is 41 and still having difficulty with it and im afraid has reentered the cycle on her children.Is there an official website for david pelzer? I know from experience that everyones perspective is different in the situation, but the events are the same.May god help all the children who have suffered from abuse.
Bernice posts on 7/30/2007 11:14:13 PM
I hope whoever thinks that that foxy man is a fake, all burn in hell! Richard is more man than his 20 pound brother.
Stella posts on 7/29/2007 7:11:03 PM
What a sad morning. I heard that Richard B pelzer committed suicide this morning. Something in my gut told me that I should look on the net.
carol chambers posts on 7/23/2007 4:33:51 PM
Im carol and the same age as richard. I have read all davids books and just onto the second of richards..The one thing that constantly goes through my mind is how on gods earth did the mother get away with it. i witnessed a man hitting his son violently in a public place and interveined without hesitation. I hope all who knew of this despicable shocking abuse find it gives them nightmares as we all have a duty to ensure these things dont happen. Sometimes you have to stand alone and be counted rather than turn away..Whatever richard did or didnt do the mother is completley responsible for everything..Just as the jews had to fight each other for survival in the concentration camps maybe survival was the only way... Im hoping the mother meets her maker and is judged accordingly..
Laurie Mihelcic posts on 7/19/2007 1:00:54 PM
I have read all the posts and I"m sorry to say that I still feel the same. I feel sorry for David and I HATE Richard. If Richard has so much remorse then why would he now COPY David and write books about his life to??? I believe Richard is jsut soing it for the money where David has a true heart and wishes to help people. I was abused as a child and I would like to say "David you have courage that I didn't and still don't" One day I hope to meet you.
shabana ebrahim posts on 7/13/2007 3:38:39 AM
its extremely sad that parents treat their children in such an atrocious manner. In south africa our children/babies are violently raped and abused. Alcohol definately adds more fuel to the fire. We have a vast population that believe if you have sex with a baby you will be cured of aids. in most cases, i think that in unsuccesful marriages the only way a spouse can vent out anger is thru the children.this we notice in the pelzer family as well. what happened to richard & daves siblings? i hope that they are "well". My best goes to both Richard and dave. May God grant you peace and happiness!
Rx posts on 7/11/2007 12:11:39 AM
I just read A brother's Journey today. The dynamics of all that happened and how it affects each individual are very complex. Dave and Richard havedone way more than just survived. So they don't have a close relationship with each other. Let it go. Lots of siblings have been through alot less and yet the dysfunctions of the parents and the dysfunctions of the childhood sabotaged any realistic sibling bonding. They have found other brothers, sisters and loves in their lives and are flourishing. Also, just because they gave different names to the siblings doesn't lose credibility. If I were writing something like they had to, for the reason of helping to raise awareness, I wouldn't necessarily use my siblings real names. I believe these are true accounts, but if only half the stories were true - they are appalling and that the boys grew up and are sharing their stories will help others keep aware and keep hope and watch and listen to the children.
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