By Richard B. Pelzer
This positive follow-up to his "New York occasions" bestselling memoir "A Brother's trip" chronicles Pelzer's heartbreaking teenage years as he struggled with the consequences of youth abuse and the way a surrogate relations provided him convenience and wish.
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The same hiding place I knew so well. The memory of Mom laughing as she left me cowering under the metal shelves that had fallen on top of me once she’d shoved me into them—the debris crushing me and her laughter as she walked away hurt me more deeply than I can put words to. That’s what most of my late childhood and young teenage life was like. I struggled to find words that described how I felt. I had outgrown my stuttering. I was older now. Instead of words getting tangled in my throat I found it hard to find words that expressed the hurt, the anger, and the shame.
From the day I met Darlene my life changed—for the better, but also for the worse. Now I was exposed to what a real family had to do to function. I was totally confused: my need and my overpowering desire to destroy myself conflicted with the love and respect I was being so freely given. As a teenager, I made a lot of mistakes and some very poor choices that could have affected me for the rest of my life. Luckily, only a few of those mistakes have dogged my adult life. I could have been so much worse off than I am.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work would not have been possible without the tenderness and patience of my wife Joanne. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Digby Diehl, my editor Barbara Daniel, my agent Jim Schiavone, Ron Goodson, Chris and Geoffrey Tubbs, and Judy Prince-Hansen. And of course the Nichols family, thank you all. 1 GOOD-BYE, CALIFORNIA I had been part of what can only have been one of the worst instances of child abuse in America of the 1970s. But the preteen that once held me captive was gone—I was a teenager, and I was different now.
A Teenager's Journey: Overcoming a Childhood of Abuse by Richard B. Pelzer