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A Stolen Life

By Jaycee Dugard
  • ISBN Code: : 1451629206
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived. A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it. --- The pine cone is a symbol that represents the seed of a new beginning for me. To help facilitate new beginnings, with the support of animal-assisted therapy, the J A Y C Foundation provides support and services for the timely treatment of families recovering from abduction and the aftermath of traumatic experiences—families like my own who need to learn how to heal. In addition, the J A Y C Foundation hopes to facilitate awareness in schools about the important need to care for one another. Our motto is “Just Ask Yourself to . . . Care!” A portion of my proceeds from this memoir will be donated to The J A Y C Foundation Inc. www.thejaycfoundation.org

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  • Pdf File: stolen-focus.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Our ability to pay attention is collapsing. From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections comes a groundbreaking examination of why this is happening—and how to get our attention back. “The book the world needs in order to win the war on distraction.”—Adam Grant, author of Think Again “Read this book to save your mind.”—Susan Cain, author of Quiet In the United States, teenagers can focus on one task for only sixty-five seconds at a time, and office workers average only three minutes. Like so many of us, Johann Hari was finding that constantly switching from device to device and tab to tab was a diminishing and depressing way to live. He tried all sorts of self-help solutions—even abandoning his phone for three months—but nothing seemed to work. So Hari went on an epic journey across the world to interview the leading experts on human attention—and he discovered that everything we think we know about this crisis is wrong. We think our inability to focus is a personal failure to exert enough willpower over our devices. The truth is even more disturbing: our focus has been stolen by powerful external forces that have left us uniquely vulnerable to corporations determined to raid our attention for profit. Hari found that there are twelve deep causes of this crisis, from the decline of mind-wandering to rising pollution, all of which have robbed some of our attention. In Stolen Focus, he introduces readers to Silicon Valley dissidents who learned to hack human attention, and veterinarians who diagnose dogs with ADHD. He explores a favela in Rio de Janeiro where everyone lost their attention in a particularly surreal way, and an office in New Zealand that discovered a remarkable technique to restore workers’ productivity. Crucially, Hari learned how we can reclaim our focus—as individuals, and as a society—if we are determined to fight for it. Stolen Focus will transform the debate about attention and finally show us how to get it back.

Extraordinary Canadians: Big Bear

By Rudy Wiebe
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  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Book Code : 0143172700
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 970
  • Pdf File: extraordinary-canadians.pdf

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Big Bear (1825–1888) was a Plains Cree chief in Saskatchewan at a time when aboriginals were confronted with the disappearance of the buffalo and waves of European settlers that seemed destined to destroy the Indian way of life. In 1876 he refused to sign Treaty No. 6, until 1882, when his people were starving. Big Bear advocated negotiation over violence, but when the federal government refused to negotiate with aboriginal leaders, some of his followers killed 9 people at Frog Lake in 1885. Big Bear himself was arrested and imprisoned. Rudy Wiebe, author of a Governor General’s Award–winning novel about Big Bear, revisits the life of the eloquent statesman, one of Canada’s most important aboriginal leaders.

The Family Next Door

By John Glatt
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250202140
  • Total of Pages : 301
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 243
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From New York Times bestselling true crime author John Glatt comes the devastating story of the Turpins: a seemingly normal family whose dark secrets would shock and captivate the world. On January 14, 2018, a seventeen-year-old girl climbed out of the window of her Perris, California home and dialed 911 on a borrowed cell phone. Struggling to stay calm, she told the operator that she and her 12 siblings—ranging in age from 2 to 29—were being abused by their parents. When the dispatcher asked for her address, the girl hesitated. “I’ve never been out,” she stammered. To their family, neighbors, and online friends, Louise and David Turpin presented a picture of domestic bliss: dressing their thirteen children in matching outfits and buying them expensive gifts. But what police discovered when they entered the Turpin family home would eclipse the most shocking child abuse cases in history. For years, David and Louise had kept their children in increasing isolation, trapping them in a sinister world of torture, fear, and near starvation. In the first major account of the case, investigative journalist John Glatt delves into the disturbing details and recounts the bravery of the thirteen siblings in the face of unimaginable horror.

Finding Me

By Michelle Knight,Michelle Burford
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443436690
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: finding-me.pdf

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“The day I disappeared in 2002, not many people even seemed to notice. I was twenty-one, a young mom who stopped at a Family Dollar store one afternoon to ask for directions. For the next eleven years I was locked away in hell. That’s the part of my story you may already know. There’s a whole lot more that you don’t.” —from Finding Me Michelle Knight, the first of three women abducted by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recounts the full story of her years in captivity, her escape, and the powerful inner strength and capacity for hope that has helped her rebuild her life. Michelle was a young single mother fighting for custody of her young son when she was kidnapped on August 21, 2002, by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hands of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. In Finding Me, Michelle reveals the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year. Now with additional material describing her second year of freedom

Lullabies for Little Criminals

By Heather O'Neill
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062484125
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 471
  • Pdf File: lullabies-for-little-criminals.pdf

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A new deluxe edition of the international bestseller by Heather O’Neill, the Giller-shortlisted author of Daydreams of Angels and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, featuring an original foreword from the author, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the coming-of-age story that People describes as “a vivid portrait of life on skid row.” Baby, all of thirteen years old, is lost in the gangly, coltish moment between childhood and the strange pulls and temptations of the adult world. Her mother is dead; her father, Jules, is scarcely more than a child himself and is always on the lookout for his next score. Baby knows that “chocolate milk” is Jules’ slang for heroin and sees a lot more of that in her house than the real article. But she takes vivid delight in the scrappy bits of happiness and beauty that find their way to her, and moves through the threat of the streets as if she’s been choreographed in a dance. Soon, though, a hazard emerges that is bigger than even her hard-won survival skills can handle. Alphonse, the local pimp, has his eye on her for his new girl; he wants her body and soul—and what the johns don’t take he covets for himself. At the same time, a tender and naively passionate friendship unfolds with a boy from her class at school, who has no notion of the dark claims on her—which even her father, lost on the nod, cannot totally ignore. Jules consigns her to a stint in juvie hall, and for the moment this perceived betrayal preserves Baby from terrible harm—but after that, her salvation has to be her own invention. Channeling the artlessly affecting voice of her thirteen-year-old heroine with extraordinary accuracy and power, Heather O’Neill’s heartbreaking and wholly original debut novel blew readers away when it was first published ten years ago. Now in a new deluxe package it is sure to capture its next decade of readers as Baby picks her pathway along the edge of the abyss to arrive at a place of redemption, and of love.

Summary of A Stolen Life

By Instaread
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  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Book Code : 1683784340
  • Total of Pages : 36
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: summary-of-a-stolen-life.pdf

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Summary of A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard | Includes Analysis Preview: A Stolen Life is a memoir by Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped at age 11 and held captive in a hidden backyard compound in Antioch, California, for 18 years. On June 10, 1991, in a small community near Lake Tahoe, a strange car approaches Jaycee as she is walking to the school bus. A man reaches out of the window, zaps Jaycee with a stun gun, and forces her into the back seat. He covers her with a blanket and she quickly loses consciousness. Upon waking at the man’s house, Jaycee is forced inside where the man instructs her to take a shower. In the shower, he shaves Jaycee’s underarm, leg, and pubic hair, and wraps her in a towel. The man leads Jaycee across his backyard through a gate and into a small, hidden room. There he handcuffs her and leaves her alone. This is just the beginning of Jaycee’s 18-year nightmare… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Dark Victory

By Ed Sikov
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 1429921951
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 160
  • Pdf File: dark-victory.pdf

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The legendary Hollywood star blazes a fiery trail in this enthralling portrait of a brilliant actress and the movies her talent elevated to greatness She was magnificent and exasperating in equal measure. Jack Warner called her "an explosive little broad with a sharp left." Humphrey Bogart once remarked, "Unless you're very big she can knock you down." Bette Davis was a force of nature—an idiosyncratic talent who nevertheless defined the words "movie star" for more than half a century and who created an extraordinary body of work filled with unforgettable performances. In Dark Victory, the noted film critic and biographer Ed Sikov paints the most detailed picture ever delivered of this intelligent, opinionated, and unusual woman who was—in the words of a close friend—"one of the major events of the twentieth century." Drawing on new interviews with friends, directors, and admirers, as well as archival research and a fresh look at the films, this stylish, intimate biography reveals Davis's personal as well as professional life in a way that is both revealing and sympathetic. With his wise and well-informed take on the production and accomplishments of such movie milestones as Jezebel, All About Eve, and Now, Voyager, as well as the turbulent life and complicated personality of the actress who made them, Sikov's Dark Victory brings to life the two-time Academy Award–winning actress's unmistakable screen style, and shows the reader how Davis's art was her own dark victory.

A Stolen Childhood

By Ruthann D. Moyer
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462837093
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 453
  • Pdf File: a-stolen-childhood.pdf

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A beautifully touching portrait of that most difficult person to write aboutone blessed with gifts beyond what we can imagine for ourselves (which might be an alternate definition of prodigy or of genius). Ruthann Moyer not only brings her great uncle to life on the page, but helps us, the ordinary reader, to both luxuriate in his gift and to identify with himto understand him so well he really doesnt seem quite so beyond us. Which is a notable and quite reader-friendly achievement. As a bonus, Moyer deftly portrays the earlyand mid-2Oth-century worlds of America and Europe (both seemingly far removed from the current state of affairs) in which an artistic savant makes his way.

Stolen Life

By Chris Norris
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1479734713
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: stolen-life.pdf

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Linda Greef is the girl that had her life stolen. A beautiful young student who's kindness lands her in a dark world where she would experience the harsh realities of the sex industry. In Stolen Life, author Chris Norris writes a spine chilling story based on the life experiences of Andre and Hannes, two young soldiers of fortune. Lindi Goosen and Melinda Pienaar are two detectives in the South African Police force that heads a Unit to solve and stop the hideous crime of human trafficking in the Republic. This part of the world has become a haven for criminals from all over the world. Corruption and money will offer you the opportunity to prey on the weak and the most vulnerable. Slavery was part of the history that shaped Africa and now it has returned only this time the victims are young girls searching for a better life. This will highlight how society indulges in the oldest profession the difference is that the victims are not faceless and they have become a part of the growing number of young people trapped in sex slavery and trafficking. the question that needs answering is one of what will society do? Will we allow evil to prevail or will we act quick and decisively?

The Bedtrick

By Wendy Doniger
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226156443
  • Total of Pages : 631
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 581
  • Pdf File: the-bedtrick.pdf

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"Somehow I woke up one day and found myself in bed with a stranger." Meant literally or figuratively, this statement describes one of the best-known plots in world mythology and popular storytelling. In a tour that runs from Shakespeare to Hollywood and from Abraham Lincoln to Casanova, the erudite and irrepressible Wendy Doniger shows us the variety, danger, and allure of the "bedtrick," or what it means to wake up with a stranger. The Bedtrick brings together hundreds of stories from all over the world, from the earliest recorded Hindu and Hebrew texts to the latest item in the Weekly World News, to show the hilariously convoluted sexual scrapes that people manage to get themselves into and out of. Here you will find wives who accidentally commit adultery with their own husbands. You will read Lincoln's truly terrible poem about a bedtrick. You will learn that in Hong Kong the film The Crying Game was retitled Oh No! My Girlfriend Has a Penis. And that President Clinton was not the first man to be identified by an idiosyncratic organ. At the bottom of these wonderful stories, ancient myths, and historical anecdotes lie the dynamics of sex and gender, power and identity. Why can't people tell the difference in the dark? Can love always tell the difference between one lover and another? And what kind of truth does sex tell? Funny, sexy, and engaging, The Bedtrick is a masterful work of energetic storytelling and dazzling scholarship. Give it to your spouse and your lover.

Stolen Life

By S.A. Hunter
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  • Publisher : S.A. Hunter
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: stolen-life.pdf

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A few months ago, Mary didn’t know she had any living relatives until Jake contacted her. He may be a few states away, but distance means nothing to him. He can go wherever he wants with his mind’s eye, except one place. It’s a place of death and shadows, and their relative Tracy Rathbone has been trapped there for nineteen years. Jake needs Mary’s help to bring her home. Mary is willing to help, but she’s cautious. Tracy is in the land of Shadowmen, the terrifying creatures that slip through cracks and take a person’s life force. Mary barely defeated one Shadowman in the past. Going up against an army of them would be impossible. She doesn’t need to worry about that though. Tracy has a plan. She just needs Jake to bring Mary to her. She’ll take care of the rest. Mary really should’ve asked more questions about the plan. Because it isn’t so much an escape plan as a trade, and Mary’s the one being traded. Abandoned, alone, and scared, Mary must figure out a way to get home and take back her stolen life.