A Brother's Journey

Author: Richard B. Pelzer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759513023

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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In A Child Called "It," David Pelzer shared the harrowing story of his abusive childhood. Now, his brother Richard reveals a horrifying glimpse behind closed doors -- and shares a message of strength and resilience. Mom has no one like David around to beat on anymore. I am more afraid of her than ever...I get in more trouble for anything I do or say. Now I find that I'm always in trouble and I don't know why. Now that David is gone, I'm afraid that she will try to kill me, like she tried to kill him. I'm afraid that she will treat me like an animal like she did him. I'm afraid that now I'm her IT. The Pelzer family's secret life of fear and abuse was first revealed in Dave Pelzer's inspiring New York Times bestseller, A Child Called "It," followed by The Lost Child and A Man Called Dave. Here, for the first time, Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood. From tormenting his brother David to becoming himself the focus of his mother's wrath to his ultimate liberation-here is a horrifying glimpse at what existed behind closed doors in the Pelzer home. Equally important, Richard Pelzer's touching account is a testament to the strength of the human heart and its capacity to triumph over almost unimaginable trauma.

Summary of Richard B. Pelzer's A Brother's Journey

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669394581

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 31

View: 6662


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I wanted to believe that we were a middle-class family in a middle-class suburb of San Francisco. I remember my mother making elaborate dinners and setting the table with Hawaiian tablecloths or Chinese dishes, stemware, and tableware. #2 I had a habit of spontaneously announcing that we were going camping. The anticipation was too much for any five-year-old, and it was overwhelming for me at that age. The beach was one of the few places we went as a family in public, and we were allowed to exercise the normal relationships shared among most brothers.

No Stone Unturned: A Brother and Sister’s Incredible Journey Through the Olympics and Cancer

Author: Jessie Garcia

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483435091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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This is a story of two heroes who climbed different mountains and defined success in two startlingly different ways. It’s the story of a brother who, at one point in time, was the world’s best. And it’s the story of a sister who wouldn’t accept death as an alternative and found a quality of life through spiritual growth and a protocol of nontraditional cures. In No Stone Unturned, author Jessie Garcia shares the story of Casey FitzRandolph, who won an Olympic gold medal in speedskating in 2002 and his sister, Jessi, who was diagnosed eight years later with stage IV breast cancer. The FitzRandolphs brought glory to the United States in the form of gold, yet left their home country in search of alternative medical treatments. Heart-wrenching and thought-provoking, No Stone Unturned follows the family through their journey. Told from the perspective of all involved, it offers insight into the heart of a modern American household dealing with two extreme emotions—elation and despair.

A Little Brother's Journey... the Hero Within

Author: Dr. Darren R.J. LaLonde

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452551876

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 414

View: 4651


I was around ten years old, sleeping in the back seat of my mom’s car, parked during evenings at the Detroit River. I looked out the window at the stars, as I feared morning until by exhaustion I would fall asleep. I often woke up having wet my pants from my very real and imagined fears. By day, my mom would look for work and wash clothes while I hung out with the old black guys that would spend their day fishing in the Detroit River. I thought I was the only one who grew up in fear, in a world of abuse, until at thirteen I finally met my half-brother at a professional boxing match. He was in sitting next to our dad. Donny looked at me from inside the ring, trying to figure out who I was as the fight announcer was making his formal introductions. All we had shared at this point was the same biological father. Little did we know...

The Long, Strange and Holy Journey of Brother Jerome

Author: Ty Johnston

Publisher: Ty Johnston

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 458

View: 381


The King of The Middle Kingdom has seemingly gone mad, not only terrorizing his own people but sending forth troops to wage war against all the other surrounding kingdoms. To make matters worse, prophecy seems to indicate the end times have come upon the world. Brother Jerome is a simple man, but once many years ago he was a soldier, and after the destruction of his monastery he finds himself on a journey to unravel the truth about the prophecy and perhaps to play an important role in it himself. He sets out upon a long path which takes him to all the known lands and beyond, and along the way he makes companions and enemies, and faces friendship and betrayal, the angelic and the demonic. In the end, only Brother Jerome holds the key to a new world, one beyond the terrors of any mortal king. But first Jerome must come to understand not only himself, but his place within the world and his place within God’s plans for him. Only then can a true savior be discovered.

The Journey of a Band of Villanova Brothers

Author: Raymond W Kane

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1039115888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 414

View: 7399


Long-lasting friendships are rare, but they do happen. In 1962, sixteen young men, strangers all, chose to enroll as freshmen at Villanova University located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. They met at different times and in different ways over their college years, but The Journey of a Band of Villanova Brothers had begun. A remarkable, almost mystical bond ignited and grew among these men even after graduation when they started their life journeys, and all went their separate ways. Grounded in the principles of truth, unity, and love that they learned at Villanova, this bond has lasted for fifty-five years. The Journey of a Band of Villanova Brothers explores the essence of that bond which in some ways is more vital than ever and uncovers the meaning of true friendship.

Two Brothers, One Journey

Author: Angela Conrad

Publisher: Memoirs Publishing

ISBN: 1861516258

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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Angela Conrad’s two young sons have both been diagnosed with autism, making normal family life quite a challenge. Every day Angela has a mountain to climb 24/7, just to get somewhere close to keeping her children safe and happy and her house from looking like a war zone. This is her story of how she successfully battled the effects of a life-changing condition and learned how to handle an insensitive world. A moving, inspiring read for all those whose lives are touched by autism. “Everyone deals with storms in their life. The storm I live every day isn’t an easy storm by any means, but it could be worse. Nonetheless, it is my storm. I own it and I will make the most of it. Dance in your storm!”

Renegade Poetics

Author: Evie Shockley

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609380584

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 1806


Beginning with a deceptively simple question—What do we mean when we designate behaviors, values, or forms of expression as “black”?—Evie Shockley’s Renegade Poetics separates what we think we know about black aesthetics from the more complex and nuanced possibilities the concept has long encompassed. The study reminds us, first, that even among the radicalized young poets and theorists who associated themselves with the Black Arts Movement that began in the mid-1960s, the contours of black aesthetics were deeply contested and, second, that debates about the relationship between aesthetics and politics for African American artists continue into the twenty-first century. Shockley argues that a rigid notion of black aesthetics commonly circulates that is little more than a caricature of the concept. She sees the Black Aesthetic as influencing not only African American poets and their poetic production, but also, through its shaping of criteria and values, the reception of their work. Taking as its starting point the young BAM artists’ and activists’ insistence upon the interconnectedness of culture and politics, this study delineates how African American poets—in particular, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Harryette Mullen, Anne Spencer, Ed Roberson, and Will Alexander—generate formally innovative responses to their various historical and cultural contexts. Out of her readings, Shockley eloquently builds a case for redefining black aesthetics descriptively, to account for nearly a century of efforts by African American poets and critics to name and tackle issues of racial identity and self-determination. In the process, she resituates innovative poetry that has been dismissed, marginalized, or misread because its experiments were not “recognizably black”—or, in relation to the avant-garde tradition, because they were.

Falling for my Brother's Best Friend

Author: Piper Rayne

Publisher: Piper Rayne, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5539


Let’s say you’re an independent, self-sufficient woman who runs the family company and you find yourself falling for your little brother’s best friend. Now, more than ever, you need to count all the reasons why you need to abandon falling. Abandon Falling #1 – He’s a womanizer. Hasn’t had a serious relationship a day in his life and changes women more often than he changes his sheets. Abandon Falling #2 – He’s never serious. He cracks one-liners, mostly at your expense. Abandon Falling #3 – When things go wrong, he seems unfazed and always remains in control. It’s so annoying. Abandon Falling #4 – He has tattoos. Lots of them. Everywhere. Not to mention, he owns a tattoo parlor. (Damn it! Why doesn’t that sound like a bad thing anymore?) Abandon Falling #5 – There’s a growing list of how different you two are. You can’t get along for fifteen minutes—a lifetime together would land one of you in prison. Keep repeating those reasons and drown yourself in work. Pretend you don’t notice his good qualities or how enticing he looks without a shirt, and do not, I repeat, do not agree to live with the man while your place is being repaired from flood damage. Trust me, even the strongest of us can only forego temptation for so long.