Simon & Schuster Reports Record-Setting Sales for Jaycee Dugard’s Memoir

NEW YORK—July 13, 2011—Simon & Schuster announced that Jaycee Dugard’s Memoir, “A Stolen Life,” sold a combined total of 175,000 copies on Tuesday, July 12, the first day it went on sale. This includes print books, audio books and nearly 100,000 eBooks, a new company record for one-day eBook sales. Simon & Schuster has already gone back on press five times for a total of 425,000 copies in print.

Jonathan Karp, executive vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster, said, “Clearly, the book has touched a nerve. The millions of people who read the excerpt in People magazine and watched Jaycee Dugard’s interview with Diane Sawyer want to ‘hear’ more of her voice, on the page, and the comments we’re seeing online indicate that readers are finding inspiration in Jaycee Dugard’s strength and resilience.”

Dugard, who wrote “A Stolen Life” herself, covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 at age 11 by Phillip and Nancy Garrido up to the present. In her stark, compelling narrative, she opens up about what she experienced, including the birth of her two children, and how she feels since she was found. Dugard also reads the unabridged audio book herself, published simultaneously by S&S Audio.

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