A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee DugardA Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

A Stolen Life: A Memoir

byJaycee Dugard

Paperback | July 3, 2012

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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.
Title:A Stolen Life: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking, but well done Jaycee's story is one of true strength, but is also very heartbreaking because of the situation itself and the details with which she shares her ordeal. She endured months of horrible treatment at the hand of sadistic individuals. But knowing that the story is being told by her and that she is a survivor makes this read one that is hard to put down.
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very interesting! Very interesting and detailed look into the kidnapping and subsequent captivity of Jaycee Dugard! Was a very hard book to put down!
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable story It is so hard to put into words how frightening Jaycees story was. It's hard to think that a person can do something like this to another.. This memoir is definitely worth reading, but not for those with a weak stomach as she goes into a lot of detail.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing This book is one of the most heart breaking stories to ever read about, after reading this book you will for sure learn to value everything you have in your life. Jaycee is such a strong and powerful girl and i'm so proud of her. This book will change your perspective on life, I guarantee it. 10/10 recommend.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardest Book Ive Ever Read I had never been touched by a book until I read this one. This book is definitely not for the young or for the weak, but definitely a must-read for those with a strong heart.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking Very well written. Looking forward to reading to her other release, Freedom.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for the faint of heart A must-read, but be prepared going into it. She was so young when she was taken, the details she speaks of are heartbreaking. One can only imagine what didn't get put in the book. Hug your babies after reading.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking Such a painful read. Details a woman with no hate and a will to overcome all the terrible things she encountered.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking I can't wait to read her new book Freedom. Jaycee endured the unimaginable.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking I can't wait to read her new book Freedom. Jaycee endured the unimaginable.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching Probably one the most intense and moving book i've read. Very touching story.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read So inspiring and touching. So well written, GREAT read. #Plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an inspiring story of hope, love and survival. This is an unbelievable story about a girl who survived an intolerable situation and grew up into a woman in the process. She tells the story in such a raw, real, way that doesn't leave any questions unanswered or any rock unturned. It is incredible to hear the story of what happened to her from her own words. I would definitely recommend this story to others. It is such an inspiring read.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an inspiring read! This is an unbelievable story about a girl who survived an intolerable situation and grew up into a woman in the process. She tells the story in such a raw, real, way that doesn't leave any questions unanswered or any rock unturned. It is incredible to hear the story of what happened to her from her own words. I would definitely recommend this story to others. It is such an inspiring read.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly amazing read! This book was so well written. It gave me shivers, tears and at certain points I had to stop and put it down for a minute and gather the courage to keep reading. The courage that Jaycee had to write this book is inspiring. This book is heart-breaking with all the graphic details. Definitely a heavy read as it pulls on the heart strings.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring! Jaycee's inspiring positive attitude radiates throughout the book, despite her devastating experience. The book is interesting and easy to read, much recommended!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking, but a well told story This memoir is very well written, but it is very hard to read. I would only recommend this to certain friends as it is hard to get through and very detailed/explicit regarding her experience in captivity.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A tough Read This of course was a tough read but important to get through.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrible story, but an eye opening book. This was a great book, but held a terrible story in it. I can't say I enjoyed reading it, as it was truly upsetting and heartbreaking, but it was a real eye opener and showed you just a glimpse of what she experienced in her years of captivity.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW Extremely heavy read. Contains possible triggers and contains possibly difficult content for some readers. However, it was very nteresting to be inside the life of a kidneapped child.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Resilience I admire the author in being courageous enough to share her story. It is crazy and incredible to think what a person could endure and survive. Beautiful story of understanding. Literarily, I wasn't as into it, but I know that's not what it's about. Nevertheless, if you want some inspiration or understanding of things of this nature it is worth a read.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good memoir Good memoir, she really did write in her own words tho so it lack structure at times but that's to be expectes given the circumstance.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible story Such a heartbreaking story.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shocked. What happened to Jaycee is horrible! Reading the beginning of the book was the hardest part. As the story went on, it was easier to read. I had a difficult time putting down this book because I needed to find out what happened to her in the end. The book was well written considering she only has a grade 5 education! I appreciate the time and effort Jaycee put into writing her story.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing Story of Survival I am fascinated by this story because I am 29 years old now, the same age Jaycee was when she was rescued, 18 years after being abducted. Jaycee is very real and honest about what happened to her as she does her best to recount the events of being abducted and surviving for 18 years in a backyard with a few shacks and tents for shelter, retelling the story from the mind of the child who was abducted. It is shocking to see how much the law missed and how Phillip and Nancy Gurrido were able to get away with what they did, and for how long. As a mother, my heart breaks for Jaycee's mom who had to live 18 years without her daughter, not knowing where her daughter was, what happened to her, or if she was even still alive. And my heart broke whenever Jaycee talked about missing her mom and wondering if her family missed her at all. Her ability to survive for 18 years in the conditions she did and have to endure the abuse she did and to now live without being full of hatred and bitterness is an amazing testimony.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrible Story, Amazing Read. Everyone heard about the Jaycee Dugard story on the news and were completely shocked and disgusted by what happened to her. Reading her story in her own words was truly amazing, yet horrifically sad.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book. Ive re-read this book so many times, I loved everything about it. I think she has an amazing story full of strength and hope. I would for sure recommend this to a friend, although some parts of the story are graphic and little hard to get past.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Horrible What She Had To Go Through! I first saw a documentary on Netflix and wanted to know more about it. I feel so bad for her but she is so brave to tell her story. I am so glad she has her life back and to do what she wants. Can't wait to read her second book!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read it in One day! After watching her documentary, I had to buy this book and hear her story..she is such an inspiration. Defiantly recommend. Cant believe that this actually happened..excited to read her second book Freedom.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay. It was okay. I liked the first little bit in how visceral it was but then it got worse in that there were gaps in what were happening and the writing style lagged. I agree that she probably wanted to tell her own story but as others have commented it was obvious she isn't a writer. The second half got boring and dragged and I felt like it didn't tap into how she really felt or the day to day feeling of being kidnapped, assaulted and unable to leave.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I read a lot of these kinds of books so I was prepared for the content prior to reading it. With that being said, be aware of what you already know about the case before you read the book. It is graphic, and heart breaking.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Proves the power of hope Though very tragic, I loved this book. So well written it makes you feel... and cry, a lot. I applaud and appreciate her for sharing her story. Stay Strong !
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Bought this book and also watched the documentary.. I highly recommend this book tho!.. Very upsetting at what happened with jaycee .. read this book within a couple days .. couldn't put it down!.. great read
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It provides hope You simply do not hear that many stories of young girls being kidnapping victims and surviving. Jaycee's story proves that it is possible. I love how she made the pinecone symbolic in her journey.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking but a good read This is such a heartbreaking book that is a tough read. It is hard to say that I enjoyed it due to the story of what happened, but Jaycee Dugard has done an amazing job in exposing what had happened to her.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly unsettling This book made me shudder. It is always hard to believe, that things like this can exist in real life. This is a documentary book, not fiction. I wish Jaycee will eventually compensate for the lost years of her life.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Broke my heart. Such a courageous young lady. I do not know how she could even write this book after what she had experienced. So strong and brave. Do not recommend for people under the age of 15 due to some graphic content. Otherwise, it is beautiful and I am always thinking back to this book when I feel as if I am weak or cannot go on. If Jaycee can, so can we.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A stolen life The author is couragious and bright but is not a good author
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Stolen Life The author was so brave for sharing her horrendous story. And I’m happy she did. Her dedication, strong-will and love for her kids and animals was truly inspiring. The language and story line – confusing and slightly frustrating, makes absolute sense seeing as she was abducted at 11 years old, her education level being at a 5th grade level and the book published merely 2 years after her release.. But what I could not fathom was why there was so much missing! There were gaps, skips, and lacking of both story and sentiment. It’s an honest retelling of how she recollects the events, but I wanted to know more about how she raised her children and dealt with the pain and anger. Did she think she would ever be freed? Did she ever try hurting her captors or herself? Were her kids happy? Less about her pets (detailed accounts of over 10 cats, dogs, birds etc.). Perhaps if the book was written and reviewed years later with more time for introspection and emotion, it would have answered more than what wiki offers. In the end, this book is not for entertainment though, it is her story and she can tell it as she pleases.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking This book is truly heartbreaking, but a good read. It was hard to put the book down once I started and cried all throughout the book. Thanks for sharing your story.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very interesting a quick but interesting read
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Good, not great. I finished it quickly but found it to be unsatisfying. Good insight into Jaycees life. Very sad
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Survivor May your future be filled with much happiness. You deserve nothing less Jaycee. I will forever think of you when I think I am having a bad day.
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For Jaycee I read the entire book in one sitting and I cried a lot. I have a 12 year old granddaughter and what Jaycee went through at this tender age is unimaginable to me. If she walked by me in the park, I would stand and salute. This is one brave and remarkable woman. Thank you for sharing your story.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The stolen life Amazing. What a story!!!!
Date published: 2014-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down So sad, such a brave woman
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Stolen Life This was a good desturbing read. It made me cry.
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read It was too much at times. But overall it was good
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very sad book This is a sad book and once you get into it you feel like your in the book awesome book
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Stolen Life Beyond words the human's will to survive and adapt to ensure they do. A great book and written very well!
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A stolen life Great recollection of an incredible story.
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Stolen Life A Stolen Life A heartfelt summary other time held captive .I was surprised at her ability to justify all the unjust things that she had to endure and yet not seem to be angry.She was a very patient mature girl ,and for that I think that is how she survived and was able to continue on after words,to try to lead as much a normal life as possible.I give her alot of credit for her bravery.I hope she has alor of great years ahead of her to enjoy,very lucky to have her families support.Not a read for everyone,a good insight to the judicial system in the states though. Somebody should have caught that animal years before that,he had a parole officer watching him ,not doing his job obviously...
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good Kinda drug out in chapters.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing story she is so inspirational and positive after it all! I hope media backs off and lets this family live and enjoy their life in peace!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing story A very heartfelt story about bravery and coming back from the brink of no return. Unbelievable courage.
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Should read! Her growing life may have been stolen but her continuous struggle for freedom makes her stronger. A very good read.
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should read! A very good read! She did a great job at writing the story!
Date published: 2013-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Stolen life - A Memoir Amazing! So well written, Jacyee you are a teacher for so many situations that go far beyond what you have experienced. I thank you for sharing your story with the world. You have given me new perspective on so many things in my own life that seemed impossible to know how to deal with. Thank you!
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Painfully Powerful A terrifying memoir by Jaycee Dugard, her story of how she was held captive for 18 years by a narcissistic psychopath, and his wife, at the young age of eleven. Her story is truly inspiring, she overcame what happened to her, and I find that amazing. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Stolen Life-A Memoir Crazy story. Could not stop reading.
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Stolen Life-A Memoir Crazy story. Could not stop reading.
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Stolen Life-A Memoir Sad book, glad I read it, but could of been written better including more detail.
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Story The memoir A Stolen Life is a heartbreaking and extremely disturbing story of Jaycee Dugard and her eighteen years of captivity. Jaycee’s story of her kidnapping, suffering and everything she was forced to endure is a rollercoaster of emotions. This memoir was so horrific and detailed that it was made to appear as if the reader was living within her nightmare. But yet, it was not just a nightmare for Jaycee it became her life. Jaycee’s strength and willpower is unbelievable and inspiring. Also her positive outlook throughout everything she had to endure makes her the intelligent, smart, and strong woman she is today. She worked and looked through all the negativity and horrific occurrences and focused on her children. This memoir is a heart wrenching story of Jaycee’s trial and tribulations from her capture through to her release from captivity for her and her children and we all hope she lives the rest of her life with family, love and peace.
Date published: 2012-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stockholm syndrome The true story of a girl who was kidnapped at age 11 by a remorseless psychopath and his wife. For 18 years she was sexually abused and brainwashed into a slave who becomes completely dependent of her captors. Amazing is how positive she is after her liberation.
Date published: 2012-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Read Shocking, terrifying and disturbing do not begin to explain what Jaycee Dugard had to endure for over eighteen years. This amazing book details the horrific incidents she had to suffer, and allows the reader to see her at her most vulnerable. Although, many of the stories are hard to imagine and often times hard to read, Jaycee’s strength and determination shine through the horrifying situations. Even though she is only a first time author, the book had me glued to the pages. With every new chapter new horrors emerged, but with every turn of the page you are able to see just how thankful the author is for her family and freedom.
Date published: 2012-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A REMARKABLE YOUNG LADY I have the upmost respect for this young lady. I just could not even imagine going through what she did. The book was very well written, and I could not put it down. I think she is an amazing young lady and a wonderful Mom. My heart goes out to her and the family.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "HEART WRENCHING" WHAT AN AMAZINGLY WRITTEN BOOK. I FOUND THE BOOK VERY DISTURBING BUT I TOOK SOLACE IN ALREADY KNOWING THAT SHE WAS RETURNED TO HER FAMILY IN THE END. I BOUGHT THIS BOOK TO SUPPORT JAYCEE AND TO HEAR HER STORY. WHAT SHE ENDURED IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE AND HEART BREAKING. IT IS JUST AMAZING THAT AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED WHEN SHE WAS ONLY 11 YRS OLD AND IN GRADE 5 THAT JAYCEE WROTE SUCH GOOD DAILY JOURNALS WHILE IN CAPTIVITY AND IT IS AMAZING THAT SHE IS SUCH AN INTELLIGENT WOMAN TODAY AFTER BEING DEPRIVED OF GOING TO SCHOOL. IN ONE OF HER JOURNALS WHILE IN CAPTIVITY, HER DREAM LIST FOR THE FUTURE STATED SHE WANTED TO WRITE A BEST SELLER. WELL JAYCEE, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED YOUR BOOK SHOULD BE ON THE BEST SELLER LIST!
Date published: 2012-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Jaycee does an amazing job with her book. It was captivating from beginning to end and I can't believe everything she went threw. The book is very interesting and she explains her feelings so well, you feel what she feels throughout the whole book. A recommended read if you like biographies because this one is amazing.
Date published: 2012-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really powerfull jaycee does an amazing job putting her feelings and heart renching story onto paper. what a great story you feel for her, your angry for her and you are happy for her in the end that she gets to start over. Truely amazing story and a brave strong women
Date published: 2011-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely Moving... Jaycee memoir allowed the reader to live her nightmare. This book brought me to tears, but yet I couldn't stop reading. I highly recommend this book and wish Jaycee all the best in her new life. We can all learn from her experiences.
Date published: 2011-09-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Voyueristic I'm not really sure I should even write a review of A Stolen Life. What can I really say?? How can I criticize a women who survived what Jaycee survived? I knew going in that this memoir was written by a victim in her own words about her abduction, captivity, and rescue. I knew it would be a disturbing and detailed account. Let's face it, that is why we all purchased this book - We wanted to be voyeuers, we wanted all the gory details...we didn't go in thinking it was going to be exquisitely written. I will say that this young woman is a survivor, I'm happy to pay to read her story if it helps her in her life, and the system failed her in every conceivable way, and she needs to be compensated in some way for that. I hope she is able to live the rest of her life with love and peace - she deserves all her heart can hold.
Date published: 2011-09-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Sure The book was distrubing in content and I applaud this young woman for her courage. The book was not great or bad, I felt it was unfinished so much unsaid. Her content was all over the place and I felt like I was reading a childs story and In many ways I was. Maybe this story should have waited a few more years.
Date published: 2011-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from How do you rate someone's story? Because this is a true story I find it hard to write the review. Sad that this is a reality, this happened to such a young girl who now has her challenges continuing a life that she is unaccustomed to. I could tell this was a story written by someone other then an experienced writer. I had wondered whether to purchase Jaycee's personally written Memoir or the other book written by an accomplished writer. I think Jaycee had a hard time writing with feeling and she did bounce around in the book quite a bit. It's a true story and I wanted to support her by purchasing her personal Memoir, not high on recommend for a read, I would suggest the other book on Jaycee.
Date published: 2011-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!! This is a must read!!! I got the book and read it in one day, I could not put it down. No matter the situation you can find inspiration in this book. Stay Strong Jaycee.
Date published: 2011-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! I recommend this book to everyone. I love the fact that it is in Jaycee's own words. It doesn't have a bunch of long, descriptive, drawn out words that just distract you from the actual story. It gives you the sense of actually knowing her through her story. It will tug at your heart strings. You will go through every emotion reading this book. I read half the book the day it arrived in the mail. Such a true test of the strength of one person. This book will make you really think and reflect on your own life. I honestly feel stronger just by reading it. Jaycee is a true warrior. Keep on keeping on girl! Love and Hugs 3
Date published: 2011-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular Thank you Jaycee for sharing your story. What a horrible experience to have gone through, but what a happy end to it all. Well written.
Date published: 2011-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Written! Story Description: 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. My Review: On June 10, 1991 eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped while on her way to the school bus by Philip Girrado and his wife, Nancy. They kept her in confinement for the next eighteen-years when she was finally discovered by the FBI when she was twenty-nine-years-old. During Jaycee’s captivity she father two children to Philip Girrado and the abuse and rapes she endured from him were absolutely horrendous. However, her spunky spirit and ability to learn quickly to go along with Philip proved time and again to make her encounters with him less painful. Written with integrity and honesty, Jaycee is one very brave and courageous woman who deserves a great deal of respect for what she has survived. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2011-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Story By An Incredible Woman! I was hesitant about purchasing this book because I knew it would be disturbing but Jaycee's story is so incredible that I read the book in 1 day. After reading all about what she endured with her captors and her thoughts throughout the book, I am truly amazed by her strength and courage. The book also leaves the reader with the profound message that hope is key to survival. I think Jaycee Dugard is the strongest and bravest woman ever and although her story isn't beautiful, I feel honored that she gave us this opportunity to get to know her and share it with us.
Date published: 2011-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bravo to Jaycee I dont write reviews very often but I felt compelled to write one about this book. I have nothing but respect for Jaycee to be so brave as to write down for the world to see, her struggles, confusion and will to survive such an ordeal. This book is clearly written from her heart, mind, body and soul. For her to be so honest and open about her life in captivity will hopefully heal some of her wounds and allow her to begin a new chapter and find the love and self worth she so desperately seeks. All the power to you!
Date published: 2011-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Story of a brave women, written as well as it can be written... I liked this book very much. Yes the train of thoughs is not always the best but I can just imagine where her mind was as she wrote it. Generally though the book is very good. It can be graphic so I am not sure young teens should be reading it. I wish it was a paperback though....
Date published: 2011-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Woman!!! Jaycee is one amazing woman.Took her alot of courage to write this book.I would say this is more of a day time read then before bed kind of read...there are graphic part or what I call heavy parts in this book.I'm glad I bought this book...part of the money you pay for this book goes to Jaycee's foundation.
Date published: 2011-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from true survivor this book has made me cry alot, and has made me realize to always kiss ur daughter goodbye but also shown me true love btwn mother/daughter, you re a real survivor may god bless you always!
Date published: 2011-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great courage to write this book. It took Jaycee a great courage to write this book, will definitely recommend this.
Date published: 2011-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Written Account! First I would like to say that I have given this book 5 stars because of the way it was written and for the courage it took to write it. I don't love the content or the pain and torture she had to endure at the hands of her tormentors. I hope by being able to tell her story the way she chose that she can find healing and closure. I read this book in one sitting as I found I couldn't put it down. Even through adversity and her mundane existance we was able to keep her hope and find meaning for her existence.
Date published: 2011-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking The story of Jaycee Dugard's time in imprisonment is truly heartbreaking. There were parts in the book where I didn't think I continue reading. Jaycee gives a very graphic description of her bizarre captors and her life in the backyard. Parts of the story are redundant and at times she tends to lose her train of thought, but there is a warning at the beginning of the book. I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2011-07-17

Editorial Reviews

“Dugard’s inspirational story…is a firsthand testament to the resilience of the human spirit.”—USA Today