Dave is a living testament...

of a self-made man, who as an optimist exudes
resilience, service to mankind, personal
responsibility, and faith in humanity.

Dave has dedicated his life to helping others....to help themselves.

As free individuals...

I believe we all strive beyond the norm.
We accept within our hearts, that we
all have a purpose.

No matter how tiny the ripple of hope may be, at the very least, we engage to achieve greatness..

In a word...

Dave Pelzer embodies Esprit: Spirit, Humor & Wit.
As a child his resilience enabled him to overcome
extreme life-threatening obstacles.

As an adult, Dave's inspirational work has encouraged countless individuals to recommit their efforts and remain steadfast to their personal convictions.

Your experiences...

the good, the bad, and the ugly - are what make you YOU.

No person is without conflict - but it is how you deal with
those conflicts that determines who you are.

The Dave Pelzer Podcast Show...Common sense advice for a better life.

Dave Pelzer, the international award-winning author and National Jefferson Award recipient, invites listeners, to be open and receive, a sense of calm through an unexpected storm of changes.

WELCOME to the Offical Dave Pelzer Website!

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary life and powerful messages of Dave Pelzer, a renowned writer, author, humanitarian, and inspirational speaker, whose resilience and spirit have empowered countless individuals worldwide.

According to Dave... (who lives by these quotes)

"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." ~ Jack London

"Live a grand adventure, so to tell a great story!" ~ North Sonoma Coast, CA, Fire Captain #4412

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Dave's Books

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Return to the River

A Child Called "It"
The Lost Boy
A Man Named Dave
Help Yourself
The Privilege of Youth
Help Yourself for Teens
Moving Forward
Too Close to Me
Return to the River


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