Jaycee Dugard was only 11 years old when she was abducted, forced into a gray sedan within sight of her home in peaceful South Lake Tahoe, California. The date was June 10, 1991, and she was held captive by her kidnappers—Phillip Craig Garrido and his wife, Nancy—in their home for the next 18 years. Every parent’s nightmare, what she endured is unimaginable, but how she survived is equally astonishing.
A Stolen Life, written by the now 30-year-old Jaycee, is a gripping memoir that covers her abduction, her captivity and her incredible rescue on August 26, 2009. In her stark, compelling narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. She leaves nothing out.
Hardcover Book : 288 pages
Publisher: Simon And Schuster, Inc. ( July 12, 2011 )
Item #: 13-443982
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.72inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This was a very good book. Jaycee is a strong wonderful girl who suffered so much yet has no hate! I'm so glad her story had a happy ending and she ended up being so positive. I hope she meets a wonderful man and her life becomes complete. She sounds very smart for only completing up to the 5th grade!
Absolutly loved this book. At times i thought to myself that it was so detailed that i wouldnt be able to get thru the whole thing but at the same time you want to know more so you cant put it down. i finished it in 2 days and have passed it along to 2 friends already. definatly a must read
Reviewer: Amy S
This book was so sad, to read about Jaycee's kidnapping was very heartbreaking, I give her a lot of credit for being strong and telling her story! She's a true survivor.
I read this book to get insight into how she survived. It is a beautiful book, well worth reading
I live a few miles away from where Jaycee was abducted. So, this has always hit close to home for me. My son was her age when she was taken, I thought about her everyday for years! You have to read Jaycee's story to get it.She is an inspiration to every woman. And if you have ever suffered any kind of abuse you will see a bit of yourself in Jaycee. What a smart, positive, beautiful woman she turned out to be. Despite the sickness that became her life for so long.
Reviewer: Jan M