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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author

Elizabeth Smart follows up her number one New York Times best seller, My Story - about being held in captivity as a teenager and how she managed to survive - with a powerful and inspiring audiobook 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, My Story - the basis of the Lifetime Original movie I Am Elizabeth Smart - 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 traveled 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 audiobook, 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 listeners to make peace with the past and embrace the future. 

From the audiobook:

“I was not willing to accept that my fate was to live unhappily ever after. Everything - my family, my home, my chance to go to school - had been given back to me, and I didn’t want to miss a second chance of living my own life.” (Elizabeth Smart)

“There are two types of survivors: the ones who did not die, and the ones who live. There will be those who will always remember and be the victim, and ones who just won’t. You have to go on, you have to learn, and you have to heal.” (Diane von Furstenberg)

©2018 Elizabeth Smart (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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The power of HOPE

Excellent presentation of overcoming so many life changing tragedies through life changing attitudes inspired by hope and forgiveness. Some of the power of this audiobook is in hearing Elizabeth Smart’s own voice revealing part of her process of receiving “happily ever after” moments. Sharing the stories of multiple others who have looked tragedy in the face, and resolved to hold onto hope, find healing and move onto a better path, will inspire anyone who listens to or reads this outstanding book! Congratulations Elizabeth!

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Thank you!

Thank you for your perspective of gratitude and your strength in healing. You are inspiring and beautiful!

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Masterfully written through Courage and Triumph to find Hope.

I’m not sure what I was expecting.... but this journey of hope by Elizabeth Smart is moving, touching, and speaks to the reader. You do not have to have suffered sexual abuse to grow from this book. Where there’s hope touches all aspects of life’s moments of trial and despair. From depression to anxiety it’s beautifully written through courage and triumph to see hope all around.

Loved the end. Wrapped up the entire message so perfectly.

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Wonderful book

Thought provoking book, which touched my heart and mind. Brought out all the feelings, I cried and I laughed. Highly recommend!

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Masterfully Done

Elizabeth is the real deal - perhaps the best example of psychological resilience we’ve seen since Viktor Frankl. This book combines compelling experience with sound psychological principles to create a book that will save lives.

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AMAZING to hear how others found hope.

Thank YOU for writing & recording how so many others found hope. Thank you for acknowledging why your story had the happily ever after.

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Inspirational

The book is inspirational and uplifting, excellent! I want to meet all the people in it!

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Loved the message of hope and love!

loved this book! words of encouragement to keep going and strengthening me to be a better person. thank you Elizabeth for your words and the words of all those you interviewed.

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