Jaycee Dugard's Next Book Will Delve Into Her New Life

New memoir is coming out July 12
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 1, 2016 6:03 PM CST
Jaycee Dugard's Next Book Will Delve Into Her New Life
In this May 7, 2013, photo, Jaycee Dugard, right, and her mother, Terry Probyn, appear with their Hope Award at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Hope Awards in Washington.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

After writing a best-seller about her 18 years in captivity, Jaycee Lee Dugard is working on a book about the joys and challenges that followed. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that it has acquired Dugard's Freedom: My Book of Firsts, scheduled for release July 12. The book will focus on her "first experiences" after the ordeal ended. Dugard said in a statement that "Life doesn't have to end if you don't want it to. It's all in how you look at it."

Dugard was abducted in June 1991 on her way to school in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Then 11, she was held until 2009 by Phillip and Nancy Garrido, was raped repeatedly and gave birth to two daughters. She described her ordeal in the 2011 release A Stolen Life. (More Jaycee Lee Dugard stories.)

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