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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.

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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

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A Stolen Life
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Survivor
January 18th, 2015
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.
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For Jaycee
September 17th, 2014
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.
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Couldn't put it down
April 13th, 2014
So sad, such a brave woman
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A Stolen Life
March 9th, 2014
This was a good desturbing read. It made me cry.
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Good read
February 18th, 2014
It was too much at times. But overall it was good
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A very sad book
January 15th, 2014
This is a sad book and once you get into it you feel like your in the book awesome book
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A Stolen Life
December 29th, 2013
Beyond words the human's will to survive and adapt to ensure they do. A great book and written very well!
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A stolen life
December 26th, 2013
Great recollection of an incredible story.
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A Stolen Life
December 17th, 2013
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...
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amazing story
October 24th, 2013
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!
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1 person found this helpful
October 7th, 2013
A very heartfelt story about bravery and coming back from the brink of no return. Unbelievable courage.
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1 person found this helpful
Should read!
September 27th, 2013
Her growing life may have been stolen but her continuous struggle for freedom makes her stronger. A very good read.
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August 31st, 2013
A very good read! She did a great job at writing the story!
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A Stolen life - A Memoir
August 16th, 2013
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!
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
May 31st, 2013
Sad book, glad I read it, but could of been written better including more detail.
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Fantastic read
May 26th, 2013
What an interesting life. How hard it must have been for her to write these words, but what a valuable and incredible story to tell. It empowers survivors of horrible conditions to be brave and begin to fave their fears. A great read.
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A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
May 9th, 2013
Interesting but I really felt sorry for Jaycee knowing it really happened. Good book :-)
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A Stolen Life - A Memoir
April 30th, 2013
A truly gut wrenching story. One of strength and survival, as horrible as it was, it's an amazing testement of courage and rebuilding a shattered life. Truly inspirational! Think of our complaints, after reading this, you will see how petty they are and the importance of having a FAMILY that loves you, cares about you and helps you. Things not to be taken for granted, especially when you are trying to rebuild your life!!!!
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Jaycee is a miracle
April 27th, 2013
Whew! That was hard to get through. It left me emotionally drained at times, but if she was strong enough to share her story, I needed to be strong enough to read it. I want to cry for her, and I have, but more so I want to give her my utmost respect and tell her what a beautiful and amazing person she is. She deserves every good thing this world has to offer. Her light shines bright, and this world needs Jaycee. Thank you for teaching me what's really important in life.
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Riveting read!
April 16th, 2013
This book was, let me say, wow. I could not fathom what this women has gone thru. It is a little confusing at times but she writes it as if she is telling a story switching from past to present. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. As cliché as it sounds it filled me with hope and inspiration that it is possible to overcome burdens in one's life. So all in all I would say read this book.
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