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.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.