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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 very heartfelt story about bravery and coming back from the brink of no return. Unbelievable courage.

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    Should read!

    Her growing life may have been stolen but her continuous struggle for freedom makes her stronger. A very good read.

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    Riveting read!

    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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    A very sad book

    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 very good read! She did a great job at writing the story!

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