A Stolen Life : A Memoir
An instant #1 New York Times bestseller--Jaycee Dugard's raw and powerful memoir, her own story of being kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for more than eighteen years. In the summer of June of 1991, I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother that 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 simply survived an intolerable situation. A Stolen Life is my story--in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.
- Paperback | 279 pages
- 137.16 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
- 03 Jul 2012
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- New York
- Illustrations, unspecified
"This little memoir...was written plainly and simply by Dugard herself, without the help of a ghostwriter. And in that, it is powerful beyond its voyeurism reading the experience in her own words is a revelation." "The Washington Post""