Utah kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart preparing memoir. The Associated Press Nov 23, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY — Ten years after her kidnapping, Elizabeth Smart is
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Utah kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart preparing
The Associated Press Nov 23, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY — Ten years
after her kidnapping, Elizabeth Smart is preparing her story of being held
captive by a homeless street preacher, her improbable rescue after nine months,
and how she advocated for children after the ordeal.
St. Martin's Press
bought the rights to the memoir from the now 25-year-old senior at Brigham Young
Smart has said she waited for the March 2011 sentencing of
Brian David Mitchell before collaborating on the telling of her story, which has
been in the works for nearly a year.
Mitchell, a onetime itinerant street
preacher, was convicted of Smart's kidnapping and sexual assault. He is serving
two life sentences at a federal prison in Arizona.
Authorities say he
snatched the then-14-year-old Smart from her bedroom at knifepoint on June 5,
The book won't just be the story of Smart's captivity but also will
depict how she organized the Elizabeth Smart Foundation and brought more
attention and law enforcement techniques to the cases of missing and abused
children, said her publicist Christopher Thomas.
"She started the
foundation to get her message across, and book was another way to do it," Thomas
It will be the fourth book about the kidnapping that caused a
national sensation. http://goo.gl/sHKat