Freedom - Jaycee Dugard


By Jaycee Dugard

  • Release Date: 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 109 Ratings


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.

In A Stolen Life Jaycee told the story of her 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 you 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.” Freedom is an awe-inspiring memoir about the power we all hold within ourselves.


  • Amazing story of surviving

    By Becky Decoy
    Jaycee, What a tremendous strength you have. Reading your book has opened my eyes to the horrors of the world but also the kindness as well.
  • Love

    By MomWith4&Twins
    I love your books. I seriously hope you come out with more! I love that you talked about self care and how incredibly important it is.
  • Ok

    By Bob mcwilliams
    I haven’t read it
  • Admire & Inspire

    By Mrsdanad
    I read Jaycee's first book and couldn't understand where her strength came from. After reading this second book about now having and enjoying true freedom, I'm even more amazed at her positivity and faith even when it would be understandable if she was bitter. The story is fascinating in itself but I recommend it for another reason: Because it will touch your soul and make you appreciative for what's truly important.
  • Great

    By chancedoggie
    You have been thru so,much yet are thriving in your life now. I wish my best to you & your daughters