The Trilogy by Dave Pelzer is rivetting reading.
A Child Called "It"
The Lost Boy
A Man Named Dave
are about horrendous child abuse of young Dave Pelzer, his rescue into the foster system and eventually his life as an adult achieving Elite Air Force status, and being awarded Young Person of America and even Young Person of The World award. He's met several Presidents too.
Such an inspiring story from someone who could have just as easily ended up committing suicide or drinking and drugging himself into oblivion.
His case, in 1973, was the 3rd worst reported in California at that time.
It's relevant to this forum because in A Man Named Dave he gives many examples of the legacy that is created when a mother with NPD raises a daughter with NPD and how that was played out on her 5 sons. Horrific and a shame to society that his mother was never charged for what she did.
I have read the statistics that a daughter of an NPD mother are not too optimistic for her emerging from the clutches of her NPD mother unscathed.
I'm truly inspired by Dave Pelzer and his story. I'm so glad I found the books and I feel that having purchased the packed Trilogy I have contributed to supporting him in a small way.