Jaycee Dugard Releasing Memoir

A Stolen Life will be out in July
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 10, 2011 1:00 AM CDT
The cover of Jaycee Dugard's new book.   (Simon & Schuster)

(Newser) – Jaycee Dugard's painful memoir of her 18 years as a kidnap victim is about to hit bookstores. A Stolen Life, due out in July, recounts a happy childhood cut short at the age of 11 when she was kidnapped by convicted sex offender Philip Garrido, according to ABC News. Dugard, now 31, was held captive in a ramshackle complex of sheds and tents in Garrido's backyard, where he impregnated her. Their two teenage daughters live with Dugard.

"She opens up about what she experienced, the full story of her ordeal," Simon & Schuster said in a statement. Parole officers sent periodically to check on Garrido never found his kidnap victim. It wasn't until a female Berkeley police officer became suspicious that the case broke open. The Garridos pleaded guilty last month to multiple charges in the kidnapping.

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