Originally posted on Hollywood Life:
In 2008, the 24-year-old waitress/amateur journalist traveled to Somalia in search of life-changing war-zone scoops, only to be taken captive on her third day in the country. Amanda is now telling the story of her horrific 15-month captivity in shocking, in-depth detail.
Amanda Lindhout, 29, may be on the heels of the release of her memoir, A House in the Sky (out Sept. 10), but four short years ago it looked doubtful that she would ever live another day. After Amanda, who was really just a waitress from Canada, naively wandered into the dangerous war zone of Somalia, Africa with her Australian ex-boyfriend, Nigel Brennan, the two were taken captive and tortured viciously by a group of revolutionaries. The tale that follows is truly breathtaking and terrifying.