A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

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A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

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1nerdgirlblogger
Ago 17, 2011, 3:40 pm

Jaycee Dugard's memoir, A Stolen Life, needs to be read by the entire world, because it is that powerful. I have never been more sad, disgusted, furious, and eventually happy and proud while reading a memoir, or in fact, any book in the history of my reading life. I beg you to go out and buy a copy--even if you'll never be brave enough to read her story. In 2006, Jaycee had made a list and one of her dreams was to become a best-selling author. After everything she has been through, don't we owe her that much?

My review of A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard. The hardest, most heartbreaking memoir I've ever, or will ever, read.

http://thegirlfromtheghetto.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/a-stolen-life-a-memoir-by-j...

2lilithcat
Editado: Ago 17, 2011, 3:53 pm

one of her dreams was to become a best-selling author. After everything she has been through, don't we owe her that much?

No, of course we don't. "We" don't owe her anything. Since when does being the victim of a horrific crime entitle one to become a best-selling author? The question is: does she have anything to say, and can she say it well? (Even then, if I weren't interested in the subject matter, I wouldn't buy the book. And she certainly has no right to expect me to do so.)

3PokPok
Ago 18, 2011, 3:40 pm

lilithcat--your post reminded me of an experience my mother had, that with your profession I feel you will relate to.

During the OJ Simpson trial, my mother was on the jury of a case, with Denise Brown (Nicole Simpson's sister) vs. Enterprise Rent a Car.

My mother was highly frustrated at fellow jurors who said "OJ murdered her sister, of course Denise should get something".

That has *nothing* to do with Enterprise, and their rights in the case. Ultimately my mother was satisfied with the outcome--for Denise who she felt was in the right here, but nothing extravagant--but getting there was fraught with frustrations.

I do understand what nerdgirlblogger is trying to say, but I agree with you.

PokPok