A Stolen Life: A Memoir

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 12, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
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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.

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The pine cone is a symbol that represents the seed of a new beginning for me. To help facilitate new beginnings, with the support of animal-assisted therapy, the J A Y C Foundation provides support and services for the timely treatment of families recovering from abduction and the aftermath of traumatic experiences—families like my own who need to learn how to heal. In addition, the J A Y C Foundation hopes to facilitate awareness in schools about the important need to care for one another.

Our motto is “Just Ask Yourself to . . . Care!”

A portion of my proceeds from this memoir will be donated to The J A Y C Foundation Inc.

www.thejaycfoundation.org
  

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This book is heartbreaking, uplifting, disturbing and shocking all at the same time. I was gripped by the book from the outset. Some people have complained that it was very muddled in its writing ... Read full review

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A book that was very difficult to get through. I constantly had to remind myself that this wasn't just another fiction book and that this incredibly brave woman endured such horrible things. 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
217
Section 18
221
Section 19
231

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
97
Section 20
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About the author (2011)

Jaycee Dugard lives with her two daughters in California. Learn more about Jaycee Dugard and her JAYC Foundation at TheJAYCFoundation.org.

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