In 1991, Dugard was tased and kidnapped on her way to school at the age of 11. For the next 18 years, she was held captive by her abductors, Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy, in outbuildings in a secret backyard on their property. Though Phillip was on parole and frequently visited by law enforcement, the outbuildings were never investigated. Jaycee's tormented life as a prisoner included giving birth to two girls, with whom she was made to live as an older sister. After her discovery and reunion with her family in 2009, Jaycee's story made national headlines. What I'm Telling My Friends Knowing some of the story ahead of time, I resisted this memoir, feeling like a tabloid voyeur. Readers shouldn't demure, however: her voice, often taken in via journal entries written during her captivity, is incredible-the woman has strength and unflappable spirit that are to be admired in any light. [Dugard's memoir was featured in Barbara Hoffert's ALA Galley and Signing Guide 2011.-Ed.] - "Memoir Short Takes," Booksmack! 10/6/11 (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.