July 3, 2012
July 3, 2012
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.
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.
News stories of missing children trigger so many strong emotions in the public, and their tales rarely end as positively as Jaycee Duggard, whose kidnapping in 1991 and rescue 18 years later had the nation riveted. This account by the victim herself (according to the publisher the book was not ghostwritten) spares no upsetting detail, from her initial abduction at a school bus stop (witnessed by many people, including her stepfather), through her ****** abuse, pregnancies, raising her daughters while pretending to be their sister, and eventual rescue. Duggard continually stresses that she feels like a survivor, not a victim, and the book, while unblinkingly real, is ultimately uplifting.
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Personal Memoirs, Women
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Pages: 288
- Language: English
- Release Date: July 3, 2012
- Author: Jaycee Dugard
- Online Item #: 14082687
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2521
- ISBN: 9781451629194
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported