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Utah Kidnap Victim Elizabeth Smart Preparing Memoir of Her Nine-Month Ordeal and Recovery

Society & Culture  (tags: children, activists, Elizabeth Smart, safety, society, abuse, crime, americans, rights, women, violence )

- 2129 days ago -
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.


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Teresa W (782)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 9:39 am
noted, thank you

P A (117)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 10:26 am
"“We never talked to Elizabeth about our book,” Tom Smart said. “We did not want to tell her story. We want her to tell her story.” " ...... What??

Carrie B (306)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 10:29 am
You noticed that too Pat? I'm wondering if it is a case of poor wording or...

Chris C (152)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 10:42 am
I remember exactly where I was - at a store where they had a TV going - when they announced Elizabeth Smart had been found alive....I couldn't believe it and was overjoyed at the announcement!

Terry V (30)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 4:57 pm

Barb K (1693)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 8:35 pm
I can't believe the stupidity of our police force/investigators! She was right there! ARRRRRRGGGGGGGG!!!!!!! Thnx Carrie...

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 10:40 pm
I don't think the wording was wrong, Tom's book was about the investigation, whereas Elizabeth's story will be her own account of her ordeal. Thanks.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 12:16 am
Noted. Thanks Carrie.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:42 am
Good on her for surviving and using her experience to create some good for the abused children and for herself.

natalie n (164)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 5:23 am
wow this is a good story, am sure it would make a major film eventually.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:40 am
Noted with thanks Carrie.
I am so happy that Elizabeth has started The Elizabeth Smart Foundation to help other kidnapped and abused children and ultimately herself. She has a lot of faith and courage that must have helped to survive such a terrible ordeal.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:11 pm
Noted !

Gloria Morotti (14)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:19 pm

Carrie B (306)
Monday November 26, 2012, 5:04 pm
Such a remarkable young woman!
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