I saw her sitting across from me on the subway a few years ago. I was 95% sure it was her, but what do you say to Elizabeth Smart? And then months later I walked past her in a hotel in Kentucky and I Thought--what are the chances I have now crossed her path twice in a short amount of time?
I had to talk to her.
I don't know what I said...it was very brief and she was so awkward that I ended it for both of us. When I see her on camera I think she does such a wonderful job, but I don't think she would have naturally been a public speaker if this hadn't happened to her. Her most impressive delivery I recently found on Tedx -- What strength! I watched this right when I finished the book, and I am truly in awe of all she has been through.
It is a rough read, but quite inspiring.