Jaycee Dugard’s A Stolen Life Sold 175,000 Copies First Day

By Jason Boog Comment

Jaycee Dugard sold a total of 175,000 copies of A Stolen Life in print books, audiobooks and eBooks yesterday. Those sales included 100,000 ebooks, a new record for Simon & Schuster.

The memoir recounts how Dugard spent 18 years of her life confined to a tent behind Phillip Craig Garrido‘s home.  A portion of the proceeds Dugard earns will be donated to The J A Y C Foundation.

Publisher Jonathan Karp commented: “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.”