Freedom: My Book of Firsts

Freedom: My Book of Firsts

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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'"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2016.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501147647
1501147641
9781501147623
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Dugard, Jaycee Lee 1980- Stolen life.
Alternative Title: Freedom
Contents: Fly Me to the Moon
OMG! Out in Public!
Who's that Girl on TV?
"SMILE"
Cold Soup?
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes...When You're Missing
Just Sing!
"Puppy Love"
"Dream a Little Dream"
Lesson Learned!
Walk the Plank
Don't Judge
Confessions of an Imperfect Person (or Where the Heck are the Minis!)
Addiction
"Oh So Pretty"
In Plain Sight
Disgusted
Barbies are Good for the Soul
Most Embarrassing Moment
First Christmas
That Time We Went to See Garth in Ireland
Most Frustrating Moment
Journey to a New Land
Two Psychologists and a Survivor Walk into a Bar...
Hope is a Four Letter Word
Lil Sis
Where's the Rage, Jaycee?
Open Wide and Say AHHH!
Through Thick and Thin
Now that's Grand!
Baked Potatoes
Pass the Cheese, Please
My Inner Circle
About the Author.
Summary: "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'"--Provided by publisher.

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kellykomm
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.

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pktab
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.

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trincm
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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