A Stolen Life is a non-fiction memoir of Jaycee Dugard written by herself. Dugard is a California woman who turned up alive 18 years after being kidnapped at age 11 (Click here for more info about this kidnapping). Released July 12th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, it 288 pages covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present.
A Stolen Life Summary
In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kìd. I dìd normal thìngs. I had frìends and a mother who loved me. I was just lìke you. Untìl the day my lìfe was stolen.
For eìghteen years I was a prìsoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse.
For eìghteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sìster. For eìghteen years I survìved an ìmpossìble sìtuatìon.
On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name ìs Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t thìnk of myself as a vìctìm. I survìved.
A Stolen Lìfe ìs my story—ìn my own words, ìn my own way, exactly as I remember ìt.