Stewart worked with Smart for about two years, interviewing her, visiting the sites where she was held and cataloguing her experiences during her nine months in captivity. The book’s production was finalized during Stewart’s first few months in office.
Elizabeth Smart will be speaking about “My Story” (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99) at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Sponsored by Politics and Prose, tickets are $25 for non-members and $20 for members.
American flags decorate the hood of an antique Ford car in the 4th of July Parade in Ripley, W. Va., on July 4, 2014. The parade is billed as "the USA's largest small town Independence Day Celebration."