A Stolen Life
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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.---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
Simon and Schuster
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"I Actually Really Enjoyed This Memoir And I Like The Self Reflections And It Definitely Broke My Heart As A Mother Of 3 Girls I Definitely Teared Up And Cried Especially In The Beginning I Don't Even Understand Why This Book Is Rated So Low Although One Can Never Rate Someone's Traumatic Experiences I Definitely Am Looking At My Life With More Gratitude Then Ever Before"
"Sad read :( "
"It was so empowering to see Jaycee overcome the hardships that she faced in captivity. This book really shows the vitality of the human spirit. There were some segments of this story (mostly towards the beginning) that were a bit graphic and hard to get through in case you are sensitive to that. However, those are short passages. Definitely worth the read in my opinion!"