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By Jaycee Dugard

ISBN-10: 1451629184

ISBN-13: 9781451629187

In the summertime of 1991 i used to be a typical child. I did common issues. I had buddies and a mom who enjoyed me. i used to be similar to you. until eventually the day my lifestyles was once stolen.
For eighteen years i used to be a prisoner. i used to be an item for somebody to take advantage of and abuse.
For eighteen years i used to be now not allowed to talk my very own identify. I grew to become a mom and used to be pressured to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an very unlikely situation.
On August 26, 2009, I took my identify again. My identify is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t consider myself as a sufferer. I survived.

A Stolen Life is my story—in my very own phrases, in my very own method, precisely as I be mindful it.

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In the summertime of 1991 i used to be an ordinary child. I did basic issues. I had associates and a mom who enjoyed me. i used to be similar to you. until eventually the day my lifestyles used to be stolen.
For eighteen years i used to be a prisoner. i used to be an item for somebody to exploit and abuse.
For eighteen years i used to be now not allowed to talk my very own identify. I turned a mom and used to be compelled to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an very unlikely situation.
On August 26, 2009, I took my identify again. My identify is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t give some thought to myself as a sufferer. I survived.

A Stolen lifestyles is my story—in my very own phrases, in my very own approach, precisely as I bear in mind it.

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The family befriended us when we lived in San Miguel originally, and through the years we had been privileged to share both the joy of celebration and pain of profound loss with them. Maribel was also our property manager when we first arrived here. Soon we dubbed her our fifth daughter. As our friendship grew, she introduced us to her family and their traditions, most of which involved food, like every culture in the world. This family, though, has raised humble food to a fine art. indd 30 2/7/14 3:00 PM Home Sweet Anywhere 31 each year, everyone—­from Lidia, the matriarch of the Hernandez Vilchis family, who is about my age, to Regina, her youngest granddaughter—­gathers at Lidia’s pink adobe house for the complicated, labor-­ intensive production of hundreds of tamales.

Indd 44 2/7/14 3:00 PM Home Sweet Anywhere 45 and services. It was also in a non-­tourist area, which is where we like to be. Marina, our apartment owner’s agent, was waiting for us in the lobby. She was young, gorgeous, sweet, and in a hurry. She kissed both of us on each cheek—­not Beverly Hills or French air-­ kisses, but full-­on smooches—­and led the way upstairs. It took five trips to get our belongings up the minuscule elevator, which only accommodated one bag. ) Marina dashed through the apartment, chattering in her fractured English about light switches, Wi-­Fi connections, and keys as we struggled to keep up with her.

Glancing at them as we walked by, I supposed that they were wrangling over contract details or the fate of a particular bull for a future fight night. The wall of the bullring formed the back of the restaurant and offered a breathtaking view of San Miguel de Allende, bathed in its pink late-­afternoon glow, seen through huge windows. Raul, a powerful-­looking cattleman who owned the restaurant, seated us and took our drink orders. indd 39 2/7/14 3:00 PM 40 Lynne Martin wore denim and lots of antique turquoise.

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