Monday, July 25, 2011
A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
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Unmissable, A Stolen Life details the confusion felt by the author, Jaycee Dugard, during her 18 years in captivity by monster Phillip Garrido.
While it is very difficult for us to understand what it cold be like to be stolen from your family at the tender age of 11, and held in captivity for an incredible 18 years, this really happened to Jaycee and this book is her way of trying to exorcise the demons in her head, while laying bare those emotions and happenings to try and help us understand what it was like.
Just as importantly, parts of the proceeds of this book is going towards a charity Jaycee has set up, called The J A Y C Foundation, to help other captivees. Believe it or not, it happens more often than we know, and no-one can offer help and advice to someone who has suffered such a fate better than those who have experienced it.
A Stolen Life pulls no punches. Beautifully written it will help you understand what it feels like to spent your young life with no human contact, except for occasionally seeing the one man, and to be left for hours and hours in dark dusty places with nothing more than the insects for company.
A Stolen Life is exactly what it was. Can you imagine being shut away at the age of 11, not to be freed until you are 29?
Buy this book now.
Here is the index of the table of contents to give you an idea of what to expect.
The Secret Backyard
Alone in a Strange Place
The First Time
The First "Run"
Easter: Phillip on an Island
Learning I Was Pregnant
Driving to a Trailer
Waiting for Baby
Taking Care of a Baby
The Starting of Printing for Less
Birth of Second Baby
Raising the Girls in the Backyard
Nancy Becomes "Mom"
Pretending to Be a Family
Discovery and Reunion
Firsts for Me
The Difficult Parts of Life
Finding Old Friends
Meeting with Nancy
Therapeutic Healing with a Twist