Freedom by Jaycee Dugard

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-07-11
ISBN-13 : 9781501147630
Hardcover : 272 Pages


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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. 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.

Genre : Family & Relationships
Editor : The Experiment
Release : 2015-08-25
ISBN-13 : 9781615192908
Hardcover : 96 Pages


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A delightful journal for recording your childÕs special Òfirsts,Ó featuring Sophie la girafe, the #1 teether toy in the US A childÕs first years are a time to cherish, but they often fly by in a haze of diaper changes and play dates. My Book of Firsts with Sophie la girafe captures more than 85 of babyÕs important milestonesÑand continues the adventure into the early school years:First night in the crib, and first night in a "big kid" bedFirst laugh, and first wordsFirst time crawling, and first time with a babysitterFirst trip to the park, and first favorite bookFirst day at school, and much more!Complete with an adorable die-cut magnetic closure in the shape of Sophie, this compact journal is brimming over with sweet and engaging questions (ÒWhat did your babyÕs first outfit look like?Ó), plus space for photos and mementos (such as your childÕs first doodles, signature, and party invitation). ItÕs the perfect family treasury of every special ÒfirstÓÑwhether silly, serious, or surprising!

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-07-12
ISBN-13 : 9780857207142
Hardcover : 288 Pages


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A raw and powerful memoir of Jaycee Lee Dugard's own story of being kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for over 18 years On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.

Robertson S Book Of Firsts by Patrick Robertson

Genre : Reference
Editor : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2011-11-11
ISBN-13 : 9781608197385
Hardcover : 576 Pages


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Completely unlike any encyclopedia before it, The Book of Firsts is the product of decades of archiving and research from the incredible Patrick Robertson. For many years the proprietor of a stock photo archive and collector of all forms of ephemera, Robertson boasts a library that includes ads, clippings, and archival materials going back well over 100 years. In this amazing work, Robertson indexes and describes the things he considers socially relevant, such as the first black head of a white government (it's not who you think), the first baby carriage, and the first department store. He writes about all this with an unparalleled knowledge and impossible-to-fake fluency with a staggering number of subjects. What's more, Robertson renders this massive reference with subtle but distinctive humor, and an eye for fascinating detail. Every entry in this book includes a first time in America, and many also have firsts from elsewhere in the world. With a handsome design and an oversized trim, this will be both a groundbreaking work of reference and a beautiful gift for trivia heads.

Genre : Family & Relationships
Editor : The Experiment
Release : 2015-08-25
ISBN-13 : 9781615192908
Hardcover : 96 Pages


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

A delightful journal for recording your childÕs special Òfirsts,Ó featuring Sophie la girafe, the #1 teether toy in the US A childÕs first years are a time to cherish, but they often fly by in a haze of diaper changes and play dates. My Book of Firsts with Sophie la girafe captures more than 85 of babyÕs important milestonesÑand continues the adventure into the early school years:First night in the crib, and first night in a "big kid" bedFirst laugh, and first wordsFirst time crawling, and first time with a babysitterFirst trip to the park, and first favorite bookFirst day at school, and much more!Complete with an adorable die-cut magnetic closure in the shape of Sophie, this compact journal is brimming over with sweet and engaging questions (ÒWhat did your babyÕs first outfit look like?Ó), plus space for photos and mementos (such as your childÕs first doodles, signature, and party invitation). ItÕs the perfect family treasury of every special ÒfirstÓÑwhether silly, serious, or surprising!

Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen

Genre : Self-Help
Editor : Hay House Incorporated
Release : 2013
ISBN-13 : 9781401940836
Hardcover : 188 Pages


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Presents a guide for dealing with grief and loss, detailing five steps of healing that can lead to a lifestyle alignment with personal values and new possibilities for a re-engaged life.

Goodbye Brings Hello by Dianne White

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2018-06-26
ISBN-13 : 9781328544230
Hardcover : 40 Pages


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Like Bernie Waber's COURAGE and Davis' KINDERGARTEN ROCKS!, this inspiring, vibrantly illustrated gift book is perfect for celebrating life's milestones, both great and small—especially that first day of kindergarten. There are many ways of letting go. With each goodbye, a new hello. From being pushed on a swing to learning how to pump your legs yourself, from riding a beloved trike to mastering your first bike ride, from leaving the comforts of home behind to venturing forth on that first day of school, milestones are exciting but hard. They mean having to say goodbye to one moment in order to welcome the next. Honest and uplifting, this cheerfully illustrated ode to change gently empowers readers to brave life's milestones, both large and small.

Shattered Innocence by Robert Scott

Genre : True Crime
Editor : Pinnacle Books
Release : 2011-05-26
ISBN-13 : 9780786029204
Hardcover : 400 Pages


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The Case That Shocked The World In 1991, an 11-year-old-girl was abducted in broad daylight. Eighteen years later, a policewoman at UC Berkeley confronted a deranged man accompanied by two young girls. During questioning the next day, the girls' mother blurted: "I am Jaycee Lee Dugard." Her companion was identified as Phillip Craig Garrido—a convicted drug user, rapist and sexual predator. An astonishing story was about to unfold. . . The Evil That Never Should Have Happened. . . Now, award-winning author Robert Scott brings to light previously unrevealed information about Garrido's criminal past and manipulation of the legal system. With police and psychologist testimony, this book shows how Garrido managed to get out of a 50-year prison sentence—to shatter the innocence of Jaycee Lee Dugard forever. . . Includes 16 pages of photos

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Editor : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2016-01-05
ISBN-13 : 9781466887329
Hardcover : 320 Pages


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Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time-the kind Mercedes never had herself. Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy - so far. Her mother isn't home nearly enough to know about Mercedes' extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won't even say the word "sex" until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn't bank on Angela's boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn - or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed. When Mercedes' perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her own reputation -and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, Laurie Elizabeth Flynn's Firsts is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.

The Lost Girls by John Glatt

Genre : True Crime
Editor : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2015-04-14
ISBN-13 : 9781250036377
Hardcover : 352 Pages


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New York Times bestselling crime writer John Glatt tells the true story behind the kidnappings and long-overdue rescue of three women found in a Cleveland basement. The Lost Girls tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro, and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world. The book has an exclusive interview and photographs of Ariel Castro's secret fiancé, who spent many romantic nights in his house of horror, without realizing he had bound and chained captives just a few feet away. There are also revealing interviews with several Castro family members, musician friends and several neighbors who witnessed the dramatic rescue.