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Dave Pelzer

Motivational Leader; Best-selling Author of "A Child Called 'It'," "The Lost Boy," & "A Man Named Dave"

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 Dave Pelzer Biography

In a word, Dave Pelzer embodies Esprit: Spirit, Humor & Wit. As a child his resilience enabled him to overcome extreme life-threatening obstacles. As an adult, for over 25 years, his inspirational work has encouraged countless organizations and millions of individuals to recommit their efforts and remain steadfast to their personal convictions. As an adult, Pelzer’s inspirational work has encouraged countless individuals to recommit their efforts and remain steadfast to their personal convictions.

Pelzer has experienced a truly extraordinary life. He nearly died several times by the hands of his mentally disturbed alcoholic mother. Years later it was determined that Dave’s case was identified as one of the most gruesome and extreme cases of child abuse in California’s then history.

At age 12 Pelzer was finally rescued and placed in a series of foster homes until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 18. Even with all that was against him, Dave was determined to better himself - no matter what the odds. Some of Pelzer’s distinctive accomplishments have been recognized through a number of prestigious awards, as well as personal commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush. In 1993, Dave was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans. He joins a distinguished group including: John F. Kennedy, Anne Bancroft and Christopher Reeves. In 1994, Dave was the only American to be honored as The Outstanding Young Person of the World! In 1996, he carried the coveted Centennial flame for the Olympic Games. Dave was paid tribute as the recipient of the 2005 National Jefferson Award. Other alumni of this award include Colin Powell, Sandra Day O’Connor and Bob Hope.

Pelzer is the author of seven inspirational books. His 2009 book, Moving Forward deals with helping people take the lead in their lives. His first book, A Child Called “It”, was on the New York Times Best Sellers List for over 6 years and his books have been on the same Best Sellers List approaching 13 years combined. As an author, Pelzer is the first to have four # 1 International Best Sellers and to have four books simultaneously on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Pelzer is a living testament of a self-made man, who as an optimist strongly exudes resilience, service to mankind, personal responsibility and faith in humanity. His unique and intriguing outlook on life, coupled with his “Robin Williams” like wit and sense of humor entertain and encourage all of us to truly commit to overcome any challenge, while living life to its fullest.

For over two decades, Pelzer has dedicated his life helping others . . . to help themselves. While many make excuses and seem pessimistic, he carries the banner in a nation where opportunities are endless in what he calls “The Greatness of America”. And through his work, you will too.

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Moving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your Life

Moving Forward: Taking the Lead in Your Life

The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story

The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story

A Man Named Dave

A Man Named Dave

A Child Called

A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive

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  • Your Resolve

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    Booking fees for Dave Pelzer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dave Pelzer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Dave Pelzer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dave Pelzer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dave Pelzer for your next private or corporate function.
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Dave Pelzer

Motivational Leader; Best-selling Author of "A Child Called 'It'," "The Lost Boy," & "A Man Named Dave"

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Dave Pelzer Biography

In a word, Dave Pelzer embodies Esprit: Spirit, Humor & Wit. As a child his resilience enabled him to overcome extreme life-threatening obstacles. As an adult, for over 25 years, his inspirational work has encouraged countless organizations and millions of individuals to recommit their efforts and remain steadfast to their personal convictions. As an adult, Pelzer’s inspirational work has encouraged countless individuals to recommit their efforts and remain steadfast to their personal convictions.

Pelzer has experienced a truly extraordinary life. He nearly died several times by the hands of his mentally disturbed alcoholic mother. Years later it was determined that Dave’s case was identified as one of the most gruesome and extreme cases of child abuse in California’s then history.

At age 12 Pelzer was finally rescued and placed in a series of foster homes until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 18. Even with all that was against him, Dave was determined to better himself - no matter what the odds. Some of Pelzer’s distinctive accomplishments have been recognized through a number of prestigious awards, as well as personal commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush. In 1993, Dave was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans. He joins a distinguished group including: John F. Kennedy, Anne Bancroft and Christopher Reeves. In 1994, Dave was the only American to be honored as The Outstanding Young Person of the World! In 1996, he carried the coveted Centennial flame for the Olympic Games. Dave was paid tribute as the recipient of the 2005 National Jefferson Award. Other alumni of this award include Colin Powell, Sandra Day O’Connor and Bob Hope.

Pelzer is the author of seven inspirational books. His 2009 book, Moving Forward deals with helping people take the lead in their lives. His first book, A Child Called “It”, was on the New York Times Best Sellers List for over 6 years and his books have been on the same Best Sellers List approaching 13 years combined. As an author, Pelzer is the first to have four # 1 International Best Sellers and to have four books simultaneously on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Pelzer is a living testament of a self-made man, who as an optimist strongly exudes resilience, service to mankind, personal responsibility and faith in humanity. His unique and intriguing outlook on life, coupled with his “Robin Williams” like wit and sense of humor entertain and encourage all of us to truly commit to overcome any challenge, while living life to its fullest.

For over two decades, Pelzer has dedicated his life helping others . . . to help themselves. While many make excuses and seem pessimistic, he carries the banner in a nation where opportunities are endless in what he calls “The Greatness of America”. And through his work, you will too.

Dave Pelzer Videos

  • On Child Abuse - Dave Pelzer
    In a word, Dave Pelzer embodies Esprit: Spirit, Humor & Wit. As a child, his resilience enabled him to overcome extreme life-threatening obstacles....
  • I'm Always About Resilience - Dave Pelzer
    Dave has experienced a truly extraordinary life. At age 12 Dave was rescued and placed in a series of foster homes until he enlisted in the U.S. Air...
  • Stories of Child Abuse with Dave Pelzer | Kids' Rights | Clip | CLS
    Dave Pelzer, author of "A Child Called It," talks about the generational cycle of child abuse he experienced that results in so many children ending...

Dave Pelzer Books

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Dave Pelzer Speaking Topics

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  • How to book Dave Pelzer?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dave Pelzer for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dave Pelzer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dave Pelzer or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dave Pelzer?

    Booking fees for Dave Pelzer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dave Pelzer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dave Pelzer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dave Pelzer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dave Pelzer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dave Pelzer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dave Pelzer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dave Pelzer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dave Pelzer for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dave Pelzer generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Gruwell, Linda Darling-Hammond, Rudy Ruettiger, Ashley Rhodes-Courter and Ice-T. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dave Pelzer for an upcoming event.

Dave Pelzer Speaker Videos

  • On Child Abuse - Dave Pelzer
    In a word, Dave Pelzer embodies Esprit: Spirit, Humor & Wit. As a child, his resilience enabled him to overcome extreme life-threatening obstacles. As an adult, for over 20 years, Dave’s...
    I'm Always About Resilience - Dave Pelzer
    Dave has experienced a truly extraordinary life. At age 12 Dave was rescued and placed in a series of foster homes until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 18. Even with all that was against...
  • Stories of Child Abuse with Dave Pelzer | Kids' Rights | Clip | CLS
    Dave Pelzer, author of "A Child Called It," talks about the generational cycle of child abuse he experienced that results in so many children ending up in the foster system and psychologically...
    Dave Peltzer - Don't Live In Fear
    DAVE PELZER - has experienced a truly extraordinary life. He nearly died several times at the hands of his mentally disturbed, alcoholic mother. Years later it was determined that Dave's case was...
  • Dave Pelzer on Larry King
    Dave Pelzer appears on the Larry King Show.
    Dave Pelzer at the 2005 National Book Festival - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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