Jaycee's Captivity Diaries EXPOSED! Dugard Reveals Dark Secrets At Book Reading

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Aug. 2 2016, Updated 11:28 a.m. ET

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Jaycee Dugard is breaking her silence at last about her darkest times in captivity, and the details of her new tell-all. RadarOnline.com has exclusive photos of the brave kidnapping victim speaking about her new book and the secret diaries she kept in captivity at a recent book signing.

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Jaycee Dugard is breaking her silence at last about her darkest times in captivity, and the details of her new tell-all. RadarOnline.com has exclusive photos of the brave kidnapping victim speaking about her new book and the secret diaries she kept in captivity at a recent book signing.

Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Defiant Dugard, who was kidnapped as a child and held hostage for 18 years, made a rare public appearance at her first-ever book signing event in Los Angeles on July 27, 2016. The 35-year-old mother of two, already a best-selling author, showed off a new blonde hair-do at the Barnes & Noble store at The Grove in Los Angeles accompanied by her closest friends and family.

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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She spoke for 15 minutes about her new book, called Freedom: My Book of Firsts, which told how she rebuilt her life after being rescued in 2009.

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Wearing her acorn pendant, a symbol of hope, and speaking nervously at first, she revealed she still sees the same therapist who has helped her since she was freed and how she has just taken up sailing, which she "adores."

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Dugard also said she wanted to make it clear that she doesn't want to give Philip and Nancy Garrido, the couple who kidnapped her at age 11 in 1991, "any more" of her time.

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Dugard was held captive in tents at the back of the couple's home in Antioch, CA, where she gave birth to her two daughters, both the result of being raped by her kidnapper. Garrido was jailed for 431 years for the kidnapping and his wife was given 36 years. But according to new reports, they could be released much earlier thanks to the Elderly Prisoners Parole program. Philip could get out by 2034!

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Dugard arrived at the book store accompanied by several people closest to her, including her aunt Tina, her media representative Nancy Seltzer, whose nickname is "Nanny Goat," three girlfriends and a male pal. Her mother, Terry Probyn, was not there. Around 100 people attended the event and bought copies of her book.

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Dugard told the crowd, "This is my first book signing so forgive me if I sound nervous. This new book is very very different from my first book. That first book, A Stolen Life, was important for me and hard to do. This new book is not a 'train wreck' book. It's about moving on and letting go, laughing out loud and having hope."

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Despite her horrific ordeal, Dugard had an upbeat outlook on life. "I'm truly grateful for every moment I've been given," she told the crowd. "This new book is about me, enjoying life with my family and friends. I hope this one is joyful to read and I hope you can hear the joy in it that I had writing it."

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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She explained why she wrote a second book. "I want this book to spread a message that even though we all go through stuff and we all have our stories it's OK and no one can judge you for that. This book took me a lot of time and I had a lot of help from my therapist Rebecca; she taught me that you can grow form these things and move on and laugh at life," she said.

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Slamming her kidnappers Dugard insisted, "And I want to make it clear that I don't want to give Philip and Nancy one more moment of my life. I choose to go on. I'm excited to be moving forward."

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Dugard revealed details about her children and her philanthropy. "I want to focus on the lives my kids will have now. I'm really proud of the foundation I have created with my family and friends. It supports people who have experiences like mine, the JAYC Foundation that supports families in crisis," she said.

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Candidly, Dugard admitted she had not finished her high school diploma but decided to concentrate on working for her foundation instead.

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Dugard spoke about going out in public for the first time after being released, also at The Grove, which she said felt "frightening." She explained, "I felt like everyone was looking at me, just like now!"

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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She also revealed that her dreams were so important to her while she was held captive by Garrido, saying "they were her "only releases." She added, "Being able to dream is something no one can take away from you.

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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In a heartbreaking admission, Dugard said, "I also used to write in diaries that I wanted to be rescued."

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Dugard said she would next like to write a children's book. "I can't write about myself any more, it's getting boring!" she joked. She added, "I love sailing now. I've just tried it and I love it. I love writing, too. I'd love to be a famous author."

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Jaycee Dugard attends first ever book signing for A Stolen Life

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Speaking about her two children, she said, "I feel my kids have their own lives now, they're at college. They can make their own decision about things. I feel it's OK for me to be a little bit more public." What do you think about Jaycee's brave new book? Sound of in comments below.

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