A Stolen Life: A Memoir

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 12, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
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Jaycee Dugard’s New York Times bestselling memoir chronicles her raw and powerful story of being kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for more than eighteen years.

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.
 

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User Review  - jenn88 - LibraryThing

Jaycee was kidnapped when she was eleven years old and held captive for eighteen years. When you read about what goes on during those years you'll be disgusted, you'll be angry, and you will be sad. When she becomes free, you will be extremely happy. I wish her nothing but the best. Read full review

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User Review  - DVerdecia - LibraryThing

This was a good book. I give Kudos to Jaycee for having the courage to write it. Something tells me that the book is incomplete because there may be details that her memory has repressed and may come ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
29
Section 4
35
Section 5
47
Section 6
59
Section 7
69
Section 8
73
Section 12
101
Section 13
115
Section 14
119
Section 15
159
Section 16
197
Section 17
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Section 18
221
Section 19
231

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
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About the author (2011)

Jaycee Dugard is the author of the memoir A Stolen Life, which tells the story of her kidnapping and eighteen years of captivity. Her second book is Freedom: My Book of Firsts.

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