A Stolen Life: A Memoir Topics for Discussion

Jaycee Dugard
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Explain the Stockholm syndrome, and how this phenomenon might apply to Jaycee Dugard.

What importance did animals have in Dugard's life?

How did Dugard characterize her relationship with Nancy? Discuss a few examples of their interactions, and how these examples were indicative of their relationship.

Why do you think Dugard did not eventually call for help or try to run away when she had the chance years after her abduction? What reasons did Dugard give?

How did time at the horse farm help Dugard to heal? What kind of therapies was she involved in?

Explain the "angel theory" and how it impacted Phillip Garrido's psyche.

Does Dugard's story reveal any failings of law enforcement or the justice system? What might be improved to lessen the chances of another Jaycee Dugard-type kidnapping?

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