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Book Review: A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

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My sister came to visit me recently and brought this book with her. I read it in one evening.
Yes, it is engrossing, hard to put down.
But it is also disturbing, it was very difficult for me to read this book. It is difficult in that what happened to Jaycee was unimaginable, it is hard for my mind and heart to grasp why another human would be so evil as to steal a child with the intent to abuse her, imprison her, and impregnate her. I am aghast!


Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Life-Memoir-Jaycee-Dugard/dp/1451629184/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315489001&sr=8-1
Hardcover $14.60
Kindle $11.99

Published by Simon and Schuster July 12, 2011
288 pages
Non-Fiction/Biography

June 10, 1991 Jaycee at age 11 was walking to school and a car slowly pulled up beside her. Even though she felt unsure about strangers in a car pulling up next to her she approached the car. A stun gun was used on her. She wanted to fight back, to speak out, but she could not. That feeling of …

Book Review: How To Be A Movie Star, Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood by William J. Mann

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I've not decided if I liked this book or not. In honesty I neither liked it nor disliked it. I did finish reading it, it was interesting. But, I cannot say that I felt it was a gem.

Link for the book @ Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/How-Movie-Star-Elizabeth-Hollywood/dp/B004X8W4UY/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1314968016&sr=8-15
Hardback $4.99
Paperback $3.83
Kindle $2.98

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009
528 pages
Biography/Hollywood/Film Industry/Actor

Another review:
http://misadventuresofmoppet.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/how-to-be-a-movie-star-elizabeth-taylor-in-hollywood-by-william-j-mann/


Elizabeth Taylor was born to Sara Warmbrodt a former stage actress and Francis Taylor. They had 2 children: Elizabeth and her older brother Howard. Because of an "uncle" they were able to have a more lavish lifestyle, considering the hardship of so many during The Great Depression. Sara was more than a strong influence she was the driving force in Elizabeth becoming an ac…