Barry Guinagh grew up in an academic family of Irish-Catholic heritage in Charleston, Illinois. His academic pursuits led to a PhD in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University. Based on research with two-year-old children at the University of Florida, he and others wrote Child Learning Through Child Play: Learning Activities for Two- and Three-Year Olds. He also authored Catharsis and Cognition in Psychotherapy. He served as a faculty member at the University of Florida for thirty-two years. In retirement he spends time with his family, traveling, and practicing the bass guitar.
This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family.
Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.