Dave Pelzer's memoirs have been No. 1 bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic in hardback and in paperback The sales for A Child Called It alone are in excess of half a million copies to date - the mmp edition is still No.1 on the bestseller list 6 months after publication The US edition has been a New York Times bestseller for over two years Over a million copies have been sold around the world and it has been translated into twenty languages Dave Pelzer is a hugely promotable author, recognised as one of America's most effective and respected speakers A Child Called It was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Dave Pelzer was named one of the 10 Outstanding Americans '[Pelzer] lets you see what was going on through the eyes of the child he once was but, because he has doggedly taught himself not to hate, his voice is never shrill or hysterical. It is this cool tone that makes what he has to say even more compelling' The Times
Dave Pelzer is recognised as one of America's most effective and respected communicators addressing corporations, conventions and health/psychology/primary care workers. His unique accomplishments have garnered personal commendations from Ronald Reagan and George Bush. He was selected as torchbearer for the 1996 Olympic Torch relay. He has dedicated his life to helping others help themselves.