A raw and powerful memoir of Jaycee Lee Dugard's own story of being kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for over 18 years On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home ...
Author: Jaycee Lee Dugard
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Limited
A raw and powerful memoir of Jaycee Lee Dugard's own story of being kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for over 18 years On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.
A Memoir Jaycee Dugard. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. On page 133, Jaycee discusses how she knows that law en- forcement officers will now protect her from the Garridos, but that “on the other hand, the government failed me for ...
Author: Jaycee Dugard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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. --- 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
by Jaycee Dugard | Includes Analysis Instaread ... Jaycee's memoir demonstrates that although life is fragile, human beings are resilient and capable of enduring and adapting to the most unimaginably horrifying circumstances.
Category: Study Aids
Summary of A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard | Includes Analysis Preview: A Stolen Life is a memoir by Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped at age 11 and held captive in a hidden backyard compound in Antioch, California, for 18 years. On June 10, 1991, in a small community near Lake Tahoe, a strange car approaches Jaycee as she is walking to the school bus. A man reaches out of the window, zaps Jaycee with a stun gun, and forces her into the back seat. He covers her with a blanket and she quickly loses consciousness. Upon waking at the man’s house, Jaycee is forced inside where the man instructs her to take a shower. In the shower, he shaves Jaycee’s underarm, leg, and pubic hair, and wraps her in a towel. The man leads Jaycee across his backyard through a gate and into a small, hidden room. There he handcuffs her and leaves her alone. This is just the beginning of Jaycee’s 18-year nightmare… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.
Summary of “Jaycee Dugard's A Stolen Life” Jaycee Dugard opens her memoir by providing an Author's Note explaining how her book may be confusing to her readers. She describes how her mind jumps from one memory to the next and, ...
Author: Jenny Greenleaf
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
Category: Study Aids
ABOUT THE BOOK Throughout Jaycee’s memoir, she shares journal entries and photographs. The last chapters of the book reveals how difficult it is for her and her daughters to transition from being captives to having freedom. She spends a lot of time second-guessing her trips out in public, and guards their privacy closely. Jaycee writes about how she and her daughters are going through a recovery period, as well as therapy involving horses. She concludes the book by writing about her new foundation, as well as publicly thanking those around her for helping her and her daughters through their recovery. MEET THE AUTHOR Best-selling author, Jennifer Greenleaf (1975-present) was born in Leominster, Massachusetts to parents who are talented by their own rights (her mother is a crafter, as well as a self-made business-woman, and her father is a computer scientist). Her family moved to Maine in 1978, and despite trekking across the country from 1994-2000, she made her way back to Maine. Since 1999, she's written 1,000's of articles for the web, as well as many in print. She has also been a commissioned mixed-media artist since 1993. She and her husband, Chris, are raising three wonderful children (ages 10, 11, and 12 as of this writing), as well as four kitties. As you can see from Jennifer's list of books in this profile, she loves writing about whatever interests her. As of 2011, she began writing fiction, which will be revealed in 2012. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Jaycee Dugard opens her memoir by providing an Author’s Note explaining how her book may be confusing to her readers. She describes how her mind jumps from one memory to the next and, in order to keep her voice, that’s how she wants to write her story. “Even after I was freed, moments are fragmented and jumbled. With some help, I have come to realize that my perspective is unique to abduction.” Her note is followed by her most recent school portrait taken when she was eleven-years-old. Jaycee begins her story in the introduction by explaining she was held captive for eighteen years and, during that entire time, she wasn’t allowed to say her name. She wants this memoir to help others who might have gone through a similar situation, “With my writings, I hope to convey that you can endure though situations and survive. Not just survive, but be okay even on the inside, too.” Buy a copy to keep reading!
A Stolen Life, [kidnapping survivor] Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Jaycee Dugard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own. When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Philip and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. In A Stolen Life Jaycee told the story of her life from her abduction in 1991 through her reappearance in 2009. Freedom: My Book of Firsts is about everything that happened next. “How do you rebuild a life?” Jaycee asks. In these pages, she describes the life she never thought she would live to see: from her first sight of her mother to her first time meeting her grownup sister, her first trip to the dentist to her daughters’ first day of school, her first taste of champagne to her first hangover, her first time behind the wheel to her first speeding ticket, and her first dance at a friend’s wedding to her first thoughts about the possibility of a future relationship. This raw and inspiring book will remind you that there is, as Jaycee writes, “life after something tragic happens…Somehow, I still believe that we each hold the key to our own happiness and you have to grab it where you can in whatever form it might take.” Freedom is an awe-inspiring memoir about the power we all hold within ourselves.
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Author: Ryan Van Cleave
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The fast and easy way to write your memoir Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon, and not just bycelebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, andMemoir Writing For Dummies provides hopeful writers with thetools they need to share their life stories with the world andbecome published authors. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions—along withhelpful tips and advice on how to get published—MemoirWriting For Dummies shows you how to put pen to paper and honethe craft of writing a truly compelling memoir. You'll get adviceon how to explore your memories, map out your story, perfect yourplot, setting, character, and dialogue, and so much more. Includes tips on getting over writer's block Guides you through every step of the writing and editingprocesses Covers the best ways to market a finished memoir Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade,Memoir Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need toensure your life story is never forgotten.
world – but also to explore how experiences of childhood impact upon adult life” (9). ... For example, Jaycee Lee Dugard's memoir of her life after she was abducted as a child, A Stolen Life: A Memoir, acknowledges the place of books ...
Author: Kylie Cardell
Category: Literary Criticism
Young writers have historically played a pivotal role in shaping autobiographical genres and this continues into the graphic and digital texts which characterise contemporary life writing. This volume offers a selection of pertinent case studies which illuminate some of the core themes which have come to characterise autobiographical writings of childhood, including: cultural and identity representations and tensions, coming into knowledge and education, sexuality, prejudice, war, and trauma. The book also reveals preoccupations with the cultural forms of autobiographical writings of childhood and youth take, engaging in discussions of archives, graphic texts, digital forms, testimony, didacticism in autobiography and the anthologising of life writing. This collection will open up broader conversations about the scope of life writing about childhood and youth and the importance of life writing genres in prompting dialogues about literary cultures and coming of age. This book was originally published as a special issue of Prose Studies.
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Author: Brooke Warner
Publisher: She Writes Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
What's Your Book? is an aspiring author’s go-to guide for getting from idea to publication. Brooke Warner is a publishing expert with thirteen years’ experience as an acquiring editor for major trade houses. In her book, she brings her unique understanding of book publishing (from the vantage point of coach, editor, and publisher) to each of the book's five chapters, which include understanding the art of becoming an author, getting over common hurdles, challenging counterproductive mindsets, building an author platform, and ultimately getting published. Brooke is known for her straightforward delivery, honest assessments, and compassionate touch with authors. What's Your Book? contains the inspiration and information every writer needs to publish their first or next book.
Elizabeth Edwards lost a son in 1996 as the result of a car accident and had separated from her husband, ... In her book, A stolen life: A memoir (2011), Jaycee describes her ordeal, how she was able to keep going and maintain a sense ...
Author: Robert Haynes
Do you wonder why some people handle crises so well while others encounter the same situation and do so poorly? Take Control of Life's Crises Today! shows you how to confidently deal with nearly anything you encounter. You can assess your current skills and learn how to effectively handle crises — a fight with a partner, a job interview, dealing with a natural disaster like a hurricane, or reacting to a car accident. While this book is written for anyone looking to improve his or her ability to handle crises in life, special chapters are designed to address: **Parents helping their children learn to cope with crises **Teachers preparing themselves and their students for a crisis **First Responders learning to better cope with crises on the job Take Control of Life's Crises Today! is personal and easy to read. It is filled with case examples, practical suggestions, and simple, concrete steps for developing your skills in managing crises.