My Story

by Elizabeth A. Smart, Chris Stewart | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by bookworm76 of Chermside, Queensland Australia on 5/25/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by bookworm76 from Chermside, Queensland Australia on Thursday, May 25, 2017
For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime.

On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.

Now for the first time, in her memoir, MY STORY, she tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served.

In the nine years after her rescue, Smart transformed from victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire and foster change. She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and is a frequent public speaker. In 2012, she married Matthew Gilmour, whom she met doing mission work in Paris for her church, in a fairy tale wedding that made the cover of People magazine.

Journal Entry 2 by bookworm76 at Let Minnow Cafe in Clayfield, Queensland Australia on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (11/19/2017 UTC) at Let Minnow Cafe in Clayfield, Queensland Australia


Taking this along to the next bookcrossing meetup. If not picked up I will leave at an OBCZ

Journal Entry 3 by tiddley at Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
picked up at meet up

Journal Entry 4 by tiddley at State Library of Qld in Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Sunday, October 28, 2018

Released 1 mo ago (10/28/2018 UTC) at State Library of Qld in Brisbane, Queensland Australia


True story of courage and strength during her kidnapping and how to survive the ordeal

Journal Entry 5 by Hotfrog at Queanbeyan, New South Wales Australia on Friday, December 07, 2018
I picked up this book at Hobart unconvention last month. An amazing story of courage and determination. I'm leaving it in the rack at Bittersweet cafe in Kingston, ACT.

Journal Entry 6 by 42again at Kingston, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Found at Bittersweet Cafe.

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