About this item

Elizabeth Smart follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, My Story -- 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.

Author. Activist. Victim -- no more.

In her fearless memoir, Elizabeth detailed, for the first time, the horror behind the headlines of
her abduction by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. Since then,
she's married, become a mother, and travelled the world as the president of the Elizabeth Smart
Foundation, sharing her story with the intent of helping others along the way.

Over and over, Elizabeth is asked the same question: How do you find the hope to go on? In this
book, Elizabeth returns to the horrific experiences she endured, and the hard-won lessons she
learned, to provide answers. She also calls upon others who have dealt with adversity -- victims of
violence, disease, war, and loss -- to explore the pathways toward hope. Through conversations
with such well-known voices as Anne Romney, Diane Von Furstenburg, and Mandy Patinkin to
spiritual leaders Archbishop John C. Wester and Elder Richard Hinckley to her own parents,
Elizabeth uncovers an even greater sense of solace and understanding. Where There's Hope is the
result of Elizabeth's mission: It is both an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her healing process
and a heartfelt how-to guide for readers to make peace with the past and embrace the future.



Read Next Recommendation

Discuss with your friends


Report incorrect product information.