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    Elizabeth Smart Tells 100 Percent

    FILE - In this May 7, 2013, file photo, Elizabeth Smart talks with a reporter before an interview in Park City, Utah. More than a decade after her kidnapping and rescue grabbed national headlines, Smart is publishing a memoir of her ordeal. The 308 page book, titled "My Story," is being released by St. Martin's Press on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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    Elizabeth Smart’s new book tells “what it was like every single day” of the nine months that she was held by two religious fanatics, she told Anderson Cooper on Monday. Now 25, Smart was abducted by Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Brazee, when Smart was just 14, and was held for nine months and raped and abused constantly. Smart’s book on the kidnapping will be released Tuesday. “I didn’t want to go 10 percent and sugarcoat the rest,” Smart said. “I want to reach out to those survivors and those victims. I want them to know that these things do happen, but that doesn’t mean you have to be defined by it for the rest of your life.”

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