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.
Publisher’s bit: This book is a heartbreaking and honest account from a profoundly brave woman, and the fact that she has come through it all as well as she has just makes it all the more incredible. It provides an astonishing amount of detail about the kidnapping, her 18-year imprisonment, and the moving story of her rescue, reuniting with her mother and her remarkable recovery.
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