A Stolen Life
On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir, is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 147.32 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 748.42g
- 12 Jul 2011
- Simon & Schuster Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
'Jaycee tells of horror years as rapist's captive... Today, her memoir A Stolen Life was released to the media. It will go on sale this week' Evening Standard 12/7 'Prisoner's life of pain becomes swift bestseller... Jaycee Dugard, the California woman who spent 18 years as a prisoner in the back garden of a sex offender until she was found in 2009, has described her astonishing ordeal in a memoir which has moved to the top of the Amazon bestseller list even before its release in bookshops today' Independent 12/7 'This week's entertainment releases... No. 2 A Stolen Life - Jaycee Dugard. The US girl kidnapped and held captive for eighteen years tells her story in an unblinking and harrowing narrative' Mail on Sunday 10/7 'The 30-year-old Californian gives an unflinching account of her abduction as an eleven-year-old, and he 18 years spent as Philip Craig Garrido's captive' TNT Magazine 11/7 'In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, Jaycee Dugard, 31, talked calmly of how she was kidnapped by a couple and held captive for 18 years - there was "a switch" she shut off to survive emotionally - but was in tears telling how she felt, at 14, on seeing the first of two girls fathered by the man: she didn't know how to protect the child, but "I knew I could never let anything happen to her". Dugard spoke on the eve of a memoir of her captivity, A Stolen Life. Last month Phillips Garrido, 60, got life after admitting guilt, in a deal whereby Nancy Garrido, 55, got 36 years to life after admitting guilt' Guardian 12/7 'London's Bestsellers (Daunt W1; Foyles W1; Goldsborough Books W1; Heywood Hill W1; John Sandoe SW3; Waterstone's W8). Dark Horse: A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard. Terror Memoir' Evening Standard 15/7
About Jaycee Dugard
Jaycee Dugard is 30 years old and has two daughters.