An amazing story of survival and triumph. I found it hard to put this down. Elizabeth tells us what she suffered without being overly graphic. I can't imagine going through what she went through and I have a huge respect for her for how she's been able to rise above the evil, vile things she went through and be happy.
Brian David Mitchell (born October 18, 1953) is an American former street preacher convicted in United States Federal District Court in Utah for the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping following six years in psychiatric custody. He was sentenced to life in prison on May 25, 2011.
'I was broken beyond repair': Elizabeth Smart recalls kidnapping ordeal
Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart says she survived her nine-month ordeal and ultimately aided her own rescue by following her captors’ orders and manipulating them into bringing her closer to home. “Things that I'd always told myself I'd never do, I would do them if it meant I would survive.