After the success of his brother Dave Pelzer's bestselling memoir A Boy Called "It", Richard B. Pelzer touched thousands with his own heart-wrenching account of an abusive childhood in his New York Times bestseller A Brother's Journey. Now, in A TEENAGER'S JOURNEY, Richard reveals how the horrific treatment he endured as a boy affected him throughout his teenage years. As an adolescent, he found himself turning to drugs--even contemplating suicide--as he struggled to separate and live an autonomous life, away from his horrifying family situation. His salvation finally came when a surrogate family took him in, offering comfort, hope, and unconditional love--and, ultimately, the transformational power of forgiveness.
Publisher: Time Warner Books