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A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
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Jul 20, 2011

it was amazing
Read in July, 2011

I finished this book in a day and a half, which probably would have been a day if I didn't have a family. :) I actually bought this hardback, which is something i never do. It's certainly a fascinating story, and a insightful look at how the mind of a manipulator and his captive work. We must remember that Jaycee was just a little girl when this monster took her from her family. She knew what he did was terribly evil and wrong, yet after years of abuse and what amounts to brainwashing, she came to accept her situation, albeit grudgingly. And yet she didn't accept it totally. She had dreams for the future all along. The fact that she schooled her daughters was amazing. She had the foresight to prepare them for the world as best she could. It was amazing to read the portions of her journal that she published. She sounded so normal. She even fussed about her weight..just like any other woman. Wow. She had a lot of determination and talk about making the most out of what life hands you. I'm so happy for her, and I hope she writes more. I hope she writes novels; she has the best-selling book she always wished for, but I hope she fulfills that dream of becoming an author in her own right. I'd buy her books! :)
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Readingmomma Thanks for the great review. I to bought this book hardback and that is something I have never done. After watching her on Diane Sawyer I knew I had to read this book. Yesterday I was at Costco and picked it up just to check it out but could'nt put it down. Lets just say I stayed up until 1:00 reading this book. She is an amazing women thats for sure. Great review.

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