A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer
A Man Named Dave is the conclusion to Dave Pelzer's trilogy of memoirs, the first two volumes of which were A Child Called 'It' and The Lost Boy. From childhood, Dave was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games with her son's life; games his father chose to ignore and which the outside world knew nothing about. With extraordinary generosity of spirit, Dave takes us on his journey confronting his past. In a dramatic reunion he confronts his father and ultimately the mother who so brutally abused him. Finally Dave finds the courage to break the chains of the past and learn to love, trust and live for the future.