Kidnapping Victim Jaycee Dugard to Write Memoir

Jaycee Dugard, the California girl who was kidnapped when she was 11 and held captive for 18 years, is writing a memoir. According to Simon & Schuster, the still untitled book will be released next year.

The memoir will cover the 18 years she spent living in her accused kidnapper’s backyard where she raised her two daughters. She will also talk about how she is doing now that she’s been reunited with her family.

“When I read the pages, I was moved and inspired by the raw power of Jaycee Dugard’s voice, her strength and her resilience,” Simon & Schuster publisher and executive vice president Jonathan Karp said of the manuscript.

Since the state of California recently agreed to pay Dugard $20 million for failing to monitor her accused kidnapper, it’s not like she needs the money. Now that she’s been free for a little over a year, it appears as if Dugard is ready to tell her story.

(Source: AP)

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