Dave Pelzer

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Birthday
29, 1960
Birthplace
Daly City, CA
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1960 (age 57)
Birthplace
Daly City, CA

About

American author of memoirs and self-help books who is most famous for his autobiographical work, A Child Called It (1995). The book, which details Pelzer's childhood of abuse, remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for years.

Before Fame

He was placed in foster care at the age of twelve and joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of eighteen.

Trivia

He was named one of the Ten Outstanding Americans in 1993.

Family Life

He and his four siblings, including fellow memoir writer, Richard Pelzer, grew up in California and suffered abuse at the hands of their mother. He had one son with his first wife, Patsy, before marrying editor Marsha Pelzer.

Associated With

Olivia Colman's character read his book, A Child Called It, in the British television series, Peep Show.