Jaycee Dugard Memoir To Be Published In July

(CBS SF) – A memoir by kidnap survivor Jaycee Dugard about her abduction and subsequent 18 years of captivity will be published in July, her publisher announced Monday.

Dugard was 11 years old when she was kidnapped by Phillip and Nancy Garrido from a school bus stop in front of herSouth Lake Tahoe home in 1991.

The couple held her captive for 18 years in the backyard of their home just outside of Antioch.

During that time, the couple repeatedly raped and sexually abused Dugard and she bore two daughters fathered by Phillip Garrido.

Jaycee Dugard Book, memoir

The cover of Jaycee Dugard's memoir, "A Stolen Life." (Simon and Schuster)

According to her publisher, Simon and Schuster, Dugard, now 31, has written about her experiences from the time of her abduction to the present, including how she feels now since she has been rescued.

The memoir, titled “A Stolen Life,” will be on bookshelves July 12 in hardcover. An eBook and audio book read by Dugard will also be released July 12.

Simon and Schuster is a division of CBS Corporation.

Phillip and Nancy Garrido pleaded guilty on April 18 to charges of kidnapping and sexual assault.

They were scheduled to be sentenced June 2 in El Dorado County Superior Court in Placerville.

Phillip Garrido faces a maximum sentence of 431 years to life in prison, and his wife faces 36 years to life in prison, according to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office.

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  • Bloodhounds

    I hope they will put him and his wife in the general public yard and let the other prisoners take care of business!

  • Peter Marks

    Jaycee Dugard deserves to reap as much money as possible from the sale of her book. Ms. Dugard is a very intelligent person and is well on the way to becoming a spokesperson for negleted and abused children. I wish the best for Ms. Dugard as she has stood tall and faced all her demons and has defeated them and is on her way to leading a full and complete life. I admire Ms. Dugard for her ability and desire to become a whole person, and not dwell on the past but to move forward and embrace life with her arms and mind open for all that is new.

  • Chris

    I could not agree more. What an amazing woman!

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  • John

    I just saw her Diane Sawyer interview and hearing her coompelling story caused me to vomit…literally. While my wife was crying, I ran to the toilet and lost my supper. I think Jaycee is a remarkably courageous and beautiful soul and I hope she and her daughters can finally live a life of freedom and normalcy.
    Ask for the Garridos, they should take them out to the prisonyard, but put them in there with other rapists, so instead of being killed by the other prisoners, they can spend the rest of their lives subjected to the same kind of abuse they subjected Jaycee too. Although I can’t imagine even the sickest rapist wanting 2 disgusting monsters like the Garridos! Looking at Phillip Garrido makes me want to throw up.
    Jaycee…a message to you…good luck to you and your daughters. Remember that you are a beautiful person with a beautiful soul, and not even the worst monster could take that away! Can’t wait to read your book. :)

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