David Pelzer is an author who is best known for his self-help and autobiographical books. Popularly known for ‘A Child Called It’, a memoir for childhood abuse. David had a tough and abusive childhood due to his alcoholic mother who emotionally as well as physically abusive. David through his works has helped countless people cope with physically abusive parents and tough childhoods. Famous for his encouraging and empathetic quotes, David truly believes that a childhood should be a young and happy one and not one that is traumatic and disturbing.
"To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on."
Another thing David encourages his fans and followers to never ever quit even if they fail at first, to get up and keep trying until success is achieved. David strongly believes that everyone can overcome their past irrespective of dark it may have been and they can start over and live normal and happy lives. David urges his readers and fans to be survivors and not victims to the bad circumstances in life including cancer.