Elizabeth Smart, "My Story"
Monday, Doug's guest is activist Elizabeth Smart. Smart became a household name in 2002 when the then-fourteen-year-old was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City home by self-styled prophet Brian David Mitchell and his wife. Smart endured abuse and deprivation until her remarkable rescue nine months later, and has since transformed herself from victim to advocate for children's safety. Elizabeth Smart has just published a memoir and joins Doug for a candid discussion about her abduction and her journey home.
Elizabeth Smart is president of The Elizabeth Smart Foundation, a non-profit focused on preventing predatory crimes and educating children on protecting themselves. Her book is called My Story. [Amazon|Indiebound]
On Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m., Elizabeth Smart will give a reading and signing at The Grand Theater, Salt Lake Community College. The signing line is reserved for those who purchase a copy of "My Story" from The King's English Bookshop. For more information, call The King's English at 801-484-9100 or visit them online.