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Jaycee Dugard, kidnapping victim, will tell her story in a memoir

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(Read caption) Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped at age 11 while on her way to school. Questions remain as to how her alleged abductor was able to conceal her presence in his backyard for 18 years.

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It's been a year now since Jaycee Dugard, the 11-year-old kidnapped on her way to school 18 years ago, was reunited with her family. As she celebrates that first anniversary she has announced that she will publish a memoir.

Dugard's book is scheduled to be published next year by Simon & Schuster. The publisher says the book will tell Dugard's story, from the time of her abduction up to the present. Simon & Schuster publisher and executive vice president Jonathan Karp, who has seen a draft of Dugard's writing, says, "When I read the pages, I was moved and inspired by the raw power of Jaycee Dugard's voice, her strength and her resilience."

Dugard was abducted in 1991 near her family's home in South Lake Tahoe in California. In a stunning turn of events, she was discovered last year living in the backyard of her alleged kidnapper, Phillip Garrido, with two young girls of her own whom she says Garrido fathered.


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