About this product
|Dugard recounts, in her own words, her story of being kidnapped on June 10, 1991. She was 11 years old.|
In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don't think of myself as a victim. I survived. A Stolen Life is my story in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it. The pine cone is a symbol that represents the seed of a new beginning for me. To help facilitate new beginnings, with the support of animal-assisted therapy, the J A Y C Foundation provides support and services for the timely treatment of families recovering from abduction and the aftermath of traumatic experiences families like my own who need to learn how to heal. In addition, the J A Y C Foundation hopes to facilitate awareness in schools about the important need to care for one another. Our motto is "Just Ask Yourself to . . . Care!" A portion of my proceeds from this memoir will be donated to The J A Y C Foundation Inc.
The memoir of Jaycee Dugard who was kidnapped on June 10, 1991, when she was 11 years old, and was missing for over 18 years before her reappearance in 2009.
When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Phillip Craig and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. On August 26, 2009, Garrido showed up for a meeting with his parole officer; he brought Jaycee, her daughters, and his wife Nancy with him. Their unusual behavior raised suspicions and an investigation revealed the tent behind the Garridos' home where Jaycee had been living for nearly two decades. A Stolen Life was written by Jaycee herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, compelling narrative, she opens up about what she experienced--and offers an extraordinary account of courage and resilience.
|Number Of Pages||288 pages|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|LC Classification Number||HV6574.U6D84 2011|
|Dewey Decimal||364.15/4092 B|
|"Dugard's inspirational storyâŠis a firsthand testament to the resilience of the human spirit." USA Today|
"Dugard's inspirational story…is a firsthand testament to the resilience of the human spirit." USA Today
"This little memoir...was written plainly and simply by Dugard herself, without the help of a ghostwriter. And in that, it is powerful beyond its voyeurismâŠreading the experience in her own words is a revelation." The Washington Post
Most relevant reviews
- raiderettechica...Jul 20, 2011by
Places you in her shoes.... I was amazed.How did such a young girl survive?
Extremely inpsiring story! This woman is truly amazing! To have gone through all those horrific events and come out standing on two feet, raising two daughters and writing this brilliant book.... I'm blown away! She's truly an ideal to many women of abuse, either it be sexual or not. Jaycee is a hero in my eyes and this book in detail, puts you in her shoes. In easy words... Wonderful book. I am so happy she was able to get her not only her life back, but her own name back.
- nikonartJul 26, 2011by
A strong tale of fear and survival. Unlike anything anyone could imagine.
A great book written with eery emotion. At times VERY hard to read, but well worth the effort. As innocent as it starts out, it quickly turns very dark. Jaycee recounts every single detail from day to day ... from the simple rings she wore that reminded her of her mother, to remembering what the ground felt like on her bare feet. As I said before, this is one of the hardest books I've ever read ... it will certainly turn your stomach a time or two. By the end you will be full of tears. God Bless Jaycee Dugard.
- janetplanet100Jul 13, 2011by
"Her Heart Must Be Made Of Gold!"
This book is great! It was nice to feel some of her pain. This book makes me thankful for everything i have. Everyone should read this book. Jaycee wants us to know what Phillip Garrido took from her. It's incredible that she stayed sane throughout those 18 years. It has been a pleasure to hear her story in her own words. May God bless her and her family.
- jsmi7444Sep 6, 2011by
A woman who lost her childhood and 18 years is a survivor and not a victim!
Loved this book! Jaycee was abused her whole life and came out the other side able to smile somehow. She had two children while kidnapped by the man who abducted her. She was allowed th be her daughters sister and not their mother. She was kept in a backyard where people could see her where parole officers came 60 different times and even saw Jaycee (when she was older)and no help ever came. If it was not for Philip (the pedifile) taking Jaycee to the parole office Jaycee and her daughters could posibilly still be in captivity. That is so sad and disturbing that no one was there to help her! Jaycee will continue to do everyday things for herself and her children. Things that she was never allowed to do like make any decision. But she grows and learns everyday. Her book is not about hate. It is not about a victim but a survivor! Jaycee has been reunited with her own family and friends. She has had to get to know them all over again. She was gone for 18 years. Her sister was in diapers when she was taken and is now grown. Jaycee is making it and will continue to make her own way in this world! I would recommend this book to anyone who has been wronged by another. We can all learn from Jaycee about forgivness and the ability to live and get through and get past the bad stuff and LIVE!Read full review
- trackerchick100...Jul 7, 2013by
A+ burchase. Excellent condition. Thank you.
I heard this book was good and worth the money. I heard correctly. I will recommend this book to others.