David Pelzer is the author of two bestselling memoirs, A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy. These books tell the story of David's childhood, beginning with the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother and following him through the foster care system. While serving in the Air Force, he began volunteering at Hillside, the juvenile hall where he'd been briefly detained as an adolescent. His desire to give back to the system that saved his life led him to write his memoirs.
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