My Book of Firsts

Book - 2016
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In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir,  A Stolen Life , Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own.

When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Philip and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment.

A Stolen Life , which sold nearly two million copies, told the story of Jaycee's life from her abduction in 1991 through her reappearance in 2009. Freedom: My Book of Firsts is about everything that happened next.

"How do you rebuild a life?" Jaycee asks.

In these pages, she describes the life she never thought she would live to see: from her first sight of her mother to her first time meeting her grownup sister, her first trip to the dentist to her daughters' first day of school, her first taste of champagne to her first hangover, her first time behind the wheel to her first speeding ticket, and her first dance at a friend's wedding to her first thoughts about the possibility of a future relationship.

This raw and inspiring book will remind readers that there is, as Jaycee writes, "life after something tragic happens…Somehow, I still believe that we each hold the key to our own happiness and you have to grab it where you can in whatever form it might take."
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2016
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501147623
Branch Call Number: 364.154092 Dug
Characteristics: xx, 246 pages : illustrations


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Apr 27, 2018

Interesting, easy read!

Jan 25, 2017

I felt this one was not as strong as her first, but I suspect most of us feel that way because the first holds such detail of her horrible ordeal. This one is certainly interesting, and it is lovely to see how she is experiencing the world after coming back to it.

Sep 26, 2016

Interesting, but I agree that it wasn't as good as her first book. Good to know she's able to move forward with her life.

Aug 09, 2016

Not as good as her first book but she is still a remarkable woman. I particularly like her view on " Stockholm syndrome". That in itself makes this a good read. May she continue her positive journey thru life.

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