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A Stolen Life: A Memoir


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ISBN13: 9781451629187
ISBN10: 1451629184
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Waney, December 31, 2012 (view all comments by Waney)
This is an incredible piece of testimony to a shocking perpetuation of violence against a human being. I am glad that the publishers chose to keep Jaycee's young voice, which sounds unspoiled and unguarded in a surprising and touching way. There were some editorial missteps, however, that I felt detracted from the book quite a bit, including leaving in inconsistent tenses, confusing timelines, and switching back and forth perhaps a little too often between past and present for a fairly short book. Addressing these issues would have streamlined the book immensely, and it's puzzling that more efforts weren't made to provide a better framework for the story.
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LillyLillyLilly, August 2, 2012 (view all comments by LillyLillyLilly)
Very disturbing sexual content. Jaycee includes quite a few details about how the ongoing rape played out in the first few months of captivity. In the end, it's an inspiring, uplifting story.
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RSTEPHEN8103, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by RSTEPHEN8103)
I just started the book and very moving and sad.
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melly66, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by melly66)
Amazing book by a courageous young lady!! I highly recommend this read! :D
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Connie Carpenter, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Connie Carpenter)
What an amazing person Jaycee must be!
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Dugard, Jaycee
Simon & Schuster
General Biography
Biography - General
Jaycee Dugard book; Jaycee Dugard Children; a stolen life; missing children; missing persons; Jaycee Dugard daughters; survivor stories; child abduction; kidnapping victim; kidnapping
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8.44 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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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