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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Stolen Life, By Jaycee Dugard

I read this book Yesterday.  I just wanted to say it was not as hard to read as I thought it would be.  I am glad I saw the special with Diane Sawyer first.  Even when that came on, I was tentative whether I could bear to stay in the room to watch.  But during that interview Jaycee put me at ease and told her story.  Diane Sawyer was awesome and allowed her to tell it without jumping all over her with the next question.

I knew I wanted to read the book.  I am glad I read the book.  I am usually too sensitive to read this and I would never read a fictional Story about something of this nature.  But for me the story was one that needed telling, and I am thankful for Jaycee Dugard's bravery to tell it. 

I am not going to review the book or give details.  I just want to say that this is a horror story with a happy ending so far and I wish her the best life possible. Not near enough praise can be uttered, or written for  Officers Allison (Ally) Jacobs and Lisa Campbell, true heroes and good citizens doing their jobs by caring for other humans on the earth enough to speak up and make a world of difference.

I am inspired by bravery and courage as I reflect on this book.


Constance Reader said...

Dugards story is so devastating and uplifting at once. I wish her all the happiness in the world...she deserves it!

bermudaonion said...

I didn't watch the special because I didn't think I could bear it. Jaycee is such a brave young woman to share her story with the world.

Ti said...

The special was wonderful. I expected a very dark, representation of what took place but Dugard's optimism and her refusal to give-in to such a monster is what carried me though. I imagine her book is the same way.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I saw the Diane Sawyer interview and I thought Jaycee was very inspiring. Jaycee is quite an amazing woman! I am glad to hear you read her book and thought it was good. I was thinking maybe it was a book I would not be able to stomach but after reading your review I will add it to my tbr list.

Carrie#K said...

I haven't read the book yet but Jaycee is just amazing. Her spirit is indomitable. I wish her and her girls the very best of lives.

Felicia said...

Just started the book this morning. I still need to watch the beginning of the Sawyer interview. I think I'll wait to after I read the book to watch it in its entirety.

Willa said...

Thanks for reviewing this book, i like the sound of it and I have read quite a bit about the case in the media.

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RAnn said...

Quite a story.

You got a mention on my Top Ten Tuesday list this week.

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