A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

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.

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.

Here are some of the stories that ran in the media over the weekend:

 The Age : Jaycee Dugard recounts kidnap hell in first ever TV interview &
Jaycee Dugard recounts kidnap hell in first ever TV interview

The AustralianJaycee Dugard reveals rape, kidnap and giving birth for first time on US TV

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