Jaycee Dugard was 11 years old when she was abducted by convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido. For 18 years, Garrido and his wife Nancy Garrido kept Dugard concealed in tents and sheds and lean-tos in their backyard in Antioch, California. Dugard, who the Garridos called Allissa, was repeatedly raped and bore two daughters while held captive by the Garridos. In 2011, they pleaded guilty. Phillip was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison; Nancy was sentenced to 36 years to life.
In 2011, Dugar wrote her memoir, A Stolen Life. Her second book, Freedom: My Book of Firsts, will be about how Dugar’s been adjusting to her new life. “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.” Freedom: My Book of Firsts by Jaycee Dugard will be released July 12. On July 8, ABC 20/20 will air Diane Sawyer‘s exclusive interview with Dugard at 10pm.