In this memoir, 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. Elizabeth 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.
Elizabeth Smart follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, MyStory―about being held in captivity as a teenager, and how she managed to survive―with a powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one’s life.