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A Stolen Life: A Memoir | [Jaycee Dugard]

A Stolen Life: A Memoir

"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 dont think of myself as a victim. I survived...."
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Publisher's Summary

"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 dont 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."

©2011 Jaycee Dugard (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 10-09-12
    Lia Sutton, Australia 10-09-12 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    ""Heartbreaking & Encouraging at the same time!""

    What a well written from the heart book. Jaycee must be applauded for the courage to relive her ordeal & the wisdom to put it in writing. Most people would have hidden from the public eye & just left the details to our imaginations. Jaycee is a strong, courageous & very articulate young woman. Her daughters & Mother must be extremely proud of her. Like one of the other reviewers said - it is not a feel good book but it is a must read! Thank you Jaycee for having the courage to share.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Vira Pretoria, South Africa 08-31-12
    Vira Pretoria, South Africa 08-31-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Brave Young Woman"

    I find this book very difficult to rate - practically impossible. It isn't simply fiction, a book written for the enjoyment or enthrallment of the reader. Instead, its a brave young woman opening her heart and her horrific life experiences to us, the listeners, with candour, innocence and sweetness. She doesn't dramatize, or overplay her trauma - she just relates what happened, in an almost factual manner.

    I therefore think she deserves 5 Stars, not for the literary value of the book as such, but for her sharing of it, her courage, tenacity, endurance and faith in her tomorrows. May she have and do all that she dreams of! With love.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Allan Scarborough, ON, Canada 08-09-11
    Allan Scarborough, ON, Canada 08-09-11 Member Since 2006
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    "A very special book"

    This book provides insight into a situation very few of us would ever undertand if it were not for Ms. Duggard. This audio version of the book is the only one I would recommend because how she speaks her story is almost as important as her writing the story. What a wonderful person who has given us the wonderful gift of getting to know her. What an inspirational woman.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ASEP Kissimmee, FL, United States 08-07-11
    ASEP Kissimmee, FL, United States 08-07-11
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    "A Brave and Poignant Presentation - I am humbled"

    This amazing young woman has bravely and point-blank shared her story in such a way that my tears were full of anger as well as pride. Jaycee, if you read these reviews, know that I have had you in my heart and in my presence for the past two days. Once I started listening to this presentation, I could not stop. I finished it in two sittings. As a mother and grandmother, I am so proud of you and so happy that you have chosen to not fall victim to what has happened to you; rather to harvest the learning from the experience and forge ahead. This is a book that MUST be listened to; reading it might be okay;, but to hear Jaycee read it aloud makes it come totally alive. Your style and your voice bring the pure innocence that is truly you. I can't help but love you and admire you and wish I could give you and your girls a long and heartfelt hug. Much love and happiness to you and your family. Love and light EveLynn

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Harrah, OK, United States 07-15-11
    Amanda Harrah, OK, United States 07-15-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Book but changes subject at weird times"

    I liked this book and I think Jaycee is amazing for living through this and still being able to function. The book goes into lots of detail. She even mentions in the beginning of the book that she rambles and changes subject sometimes. It doesn't take from away from the story but if I wasn't paying close attention sometimes I would have to rewind and try to figure out where the current topic came from. Anyway, it is a good book and we should all support her after what she went through.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    J. Fisher 07-28-12
    J. Fisher 07-28-12
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    "Bravery, intelligent, sacrificial, beautiful"
    Would you listen to A Stolen Life again? Why?

    Probably not. The first listen was concise and informative.


    What does Jaycee Dugard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jaycee's personal reading makes the story so much more life like as she explains the years of her captivity and final release.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Survival through hell and freedom


    Any additional comments?

    Beautifully written and read. There would have been so much more suffering that she could have told, but instead of dwelling in the ugly and soaking in self pity she tells just enough to give the reader a good picture of her ordeal without degrading it to smut. Her description of reunification was fascinating to someone who couldn't begin to imagine what it would take to enter back into freedom.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leonardo United States 05-21-12
    Leonardo United States 05-21-12
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    "An important lesson for your life !"
    Would you listen to A Stolen Life again? Why?

    No. Although the book is interessant and involving, the story is too sad.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As a real story this is a lesson for my life


    Which character – as performed by Jaycee Dugard – was your favorite?

    She is a lovely mother.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Jaycee Dugard finally found her mother again and took her life back.


    Any additional comments?

    I think Duggard was strong and weak in the same time during the terrible years lived. She could had change her life before but probably didn't do because of embarrassment of the the terrible facts, including the young pregnance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Suzn F Fletcher, VT, US 07-18-11
    Suzn F Fletcher, VT, US 07-18-11 Member Since 2005

    I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?

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    "A Brave Survivor, Daughter and Mother"

    Thank you Jaycee for writing and narrating this book. You are such a brave young woman. In writing this memoir, you have given others the hope to hang in there in the face of adversity and be proud. I think your family is so lucky to have such an amazing daughter and sister.... but most important you seem to be such a loving and wonderful mother to your young daughters, you do us other mothers proud! So you go girl, your life is now just turning a wonderful new chapter. The world is your oyster Jaycee; we await another book from this budding young author.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 07-14-11
    kellee las vegas, NV, United States 07-14-11
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    "Gutwrenching honesty/incredibly brave."

    I absolutely respect Jaycee's conviction with telling the story herself. Unfortuantely for me though it was as if she was reading someone eles's story and not telling about her own horror. I didn't get a sense of the passion and bravery that eventually led to her survival. I'm incredibly humbled by her courage and honesty and inspired to not take each day for granted. I'm SO very glad that she's going to be better than the circumstance she was forced to endure and I'm grateful for her sharing her story with the rest of us.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Angie 3997 Hemlock Ave Clearlake, CA 95422 07-17-11
    Angie 3997 Hemlock Ave Clearlake, CA 95422 07-17-11 Member Since 2008

    I will recommend Audible to anyone who loves multi-tasking. I am able to learn while being active. It takes away my stress, totally!

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    "positive outlook, inspiring"

    I admire Jaycee for being strong and positive inspite of what she went thru. She is a gifted and talented human being. Excellent and heartfelt narration.
    I even learned her dumpling recipe. More blessings to Jaycee and her daughters.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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