A raw and powerful memoir of Jaycee Lee Dugard's own story of being kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for over 18 years
On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California.
It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years.
On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido.
Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found.
Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.
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In her brave and powerful memoir, Jaycee Dugard talks about the 18 years she spent in captivity after being abducted at the age of 11 while walking to the school bus. While the events Dugard describes in stark detail are horrifying beyond belief, A Stolen Life is an inspiring read that reflects the awe-inspiring resilience of the human spirit and the astounding strength and grace of a remarkable survivor.
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This book is not an easy read. And at times it's easy to detatch yourself and pretend its simply fictional
I remember this story breaking as I am a similar age to Jaycee. I didn't read about it in the papers but I knew once I saw the book that I had to read it.
It's shocking how monstrous some people in society can be.
I can't begin to imagine any of the scenarios in real life as her story is too extreme to come to terms with
I would simply like to wish her and her family strength and luck for the future
It's hard to put some life experiences behind u but I can relate to her lack of hatred its too soul consuming to hate when they are others around to do that for you. Sometimes moving on is harder than hating.
I wish you all the best for your futures
Jaycee Lee Duguard
Read this heartbreaking story two years ago whilst on holiday. I couldn't put the book down. It's unimaginable what that poor girl went through. Very good read, however extremely upsetting.
Freedom by Jaycee
A gripping story could not put the book down.