A Stolen Life: A Memoir
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... show more
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.
Publish date: July 3rd 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
I'm finding it hard to express my opinion of this book. Jaycee's story is just so terrifying and fascinating and depressing and inspiring... I love the authenticity of the book, but at the same time, I really wish an editor had gone through and ironed some things out. Jaycee's education only went up...
This book is very spooky and can easily impress someone because has some very real and explicit scenes.I still don't believe that a human being was able to do this to another human being, especially the second being a little innocent girl.This book has opened my eyes for some situations and has taug...
I remember first seeing Jaycee Dugard's face on a rerun episode of Unsolved Mysteries as a young kid and I could never get her face out of my head. Years later I saw the news of her being rescued. I was so intrigued when this memoir was released because I desperately wanted to know what had happened...
I started reading this book a long time ago, and I had to take a break from it for a while because a lot of the graphic details were too much for me to stomach. However, I decided to give it another shot because I wanted to see what happened to Jaycee, when she got older and was found etc.Even thoug...
A Stolen Life was such a hard book for me to not only to read because of the subject matter, but to rate. I really wanted to give her 5 stars - for a victim to be able to come forward and tell her story is so courageous, but I just couldn’t get past the writing. Her voice in the story was so childis...