David James "Dave" Pelzer is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A CHILD CALLED "IT."
Some of Dave’s distinctive accomplishments have been recognized through a number of prestigious awards, as well as personal commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush. In 1993, Dave was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans. He joins a distinguished group including: John F. Kennedy, Anne Bancroft and Christopher Reeves.
Dave is the author of seven inspirational books. Dave’s latest book, MOVING FORWARD deals with helping people take the lead in their lives. As an author Dave is the first to have four # 1 International Best Sellers and to have four books simultaneously on the New York Times Best Sellers List.