Elizabeth Smart to Publish Memoir

    Elizabeth Smart, right, and her father Ed Smart talk to the media out front of the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Salt Lake City. Smart's assailant, Brian David Mitchell, was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and raping her while holding her captive for months. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

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    Kidnapping-victim-turned-advocate Elizabeth Smart isn't shying away from her infamous tale. Smart, who was stolen away at age 14 from her bedroom and found nine months later, has been working on a memoir about her experience. Her kidnapper was sentenced to two life terms in March 2011. The book will be written by congressman-elect Chris Stewart of Utah, who says "she has taken a professional outlook on this and is able to talk in an impressive way about these things frankly." Smart founded the Elizabeth Smart Foundation and speaks regularly about kidnapping prevention.

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