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The Privilege of Youth

A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship
Narrated by: J. Charles
Series: Dave Pelzer [Spanish Edition], Book 2.5
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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More than six million readers can attest to the heartbreak and courage of Dave Pelzer's story of growing up in an abusive home. His inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune.

Now this former lost boy, who defeated insurmountable odds to emerge whole and happy, at last takes us on his incredible odyssey toward healing and forgiveness. In The Privilege of Youth, Pelzer supplies the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood.

With his usual sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the joys of learning and 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 a neighborhood he was just beginning to get to know while trying to forget the hell he had endured as a child.

From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer's life. This brave and compassionate memoir from the man who has journeyed far will inspire a whole new generation of readers.

©2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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"J. Charles gives the narrative a nostalgic tone. He offers the memories as if he were commiserating with friends rather than reading for strangers." ( AudioFile)

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  • Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
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A Window Into Life

This volume of the life of Dave Pelzer is a lot more like a memoir than a warning tale to others. While there is still hardship and prejudice, it is a familiar tale to all too many teens around the world.