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My Story - Elizabeth Smart & Chris Stewart

My Story

Author Elizabeth Smart & Chris Stewart

  • Published: 2013-10-07
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Stars
From 147 Customers Review
Price: $10.99


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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Couldn't put it down!

    From Addidani
    Such a great book! It's sad that it took this lovely young lady having to go through what she went through though. The reason that this book is so amazing is because she didn't hold back...which I honestly wasn't expecting. I was expecting I guess for her to just kind of graze over some ya this happened but ya, next this happened. I'm glad to say I was wrong! Not that I wasn't squirming in my chair reading such horrible things but this book WILL help people! You are proof that even going through something terrible, you can choose how to deal with it. You can let it consume you & never let go or you can pick yourself up & say this does not define who I am (not to say their aren't bad days) I'm literally in aww of you..I don't think I could show as much dignity & grace as you have. I am so sorry that your innocence was taken away from you in such a horrific way.
  • Great Read

    From wvano1867
    What a wonderful book. Elizabeth is truly inspirational!
  • "My Story"

    From Velxt
    You were never alone Elizabeth. We held you in our hearts and prayers every step of the way. You are hope.
  • Surreal....

    From c percival
    That this can even happen is what amazes me. The will the this girl had to survive was unbelievable and she is an inspiring role model to all girls worldwide.
  • Amazing

    From Vada Fedora
    I can't imagine the fear and hurt you have suffered because of those people, but by you telling this story will show the world that you are a strong and amazing person You will touch so many lives