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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 11, A Personal Matter Summary

Dave Pelzer
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Chapter 11, A Personal Matter Summary and Analysis

After leaving the visit with his mother, he still fears turning into her. Yet, back home, he sees his neighbor treat her daughter harshly and feels sick because of it. He fears stepping in but desires to stop a situation, if it may be like his own. Pelzer understands how some of his own neighbors failed to step in during his own abuse.

Major Wilson, Pelzer's superior in the Air Force, suggests that he speak to foster children, that he may inspire them. Pelzer overcomes his fear of public speaking after months of engagements, some of which sent him to the bathroom to vomit due to nerves.

Pelzer finally feels like he serves a purpose. He refuses money for any of the engagements. Quickly, he receives acclaim in his new career. Patsy seems somewhat supportive, though she fails to...

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