Jaycee Dugard's Memoir Top-Seller on Amazon - Page 2
Dugard's story is a compelling one. It highlights the deficiencies in the current criminal justice system, one in which a convicted sex offender is allowed to roam free, and capture (and ritualistically torture) another child. Parole officers who visited Garrido's home while Jaycee was in captivity were completely unaware of the child's presence. Dugard received a settlement from the state of California in the amount of 20 million dollars, for the state's deficiencies in monitoring Phillip Garrido.
Since emerging from captivity, Jaycee Dugard has lived a quiet, mostly sheltered life. After publishing her book, she made her first television appearance on ABC, in an interview with Diane Sawyer. In this interview, Dugard is remarkably poised, composed, and friendly. It is mind-boggling to consider the hell this poor girl endured, the physical, sexual, and psychological trauma that was imposed upon her. And yet, Jaycee Dugard has emerged as a symbol of hope, and of unbelievable strength.
A portion of the proceeds from Jaycee Lee Dugard's book goes to the JAYC (Just Ask Yourself to Care) Foundation, Inc. This foundation provides support to families recovering from abduction and other types of trauma.