The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with. Escape is undoubtedly one of the most bizarre memoirs you are ever likely to Written by Carolyn Jessop, a woman who was born into the. A member of Warren Jeff’s fundamentalist cult, Jessop talks about escaping a brutal life, what it was like being one wife of many, and why she.

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Even when I was not reading it it would constantly be in the back of my mind. The FLDS, which emerged in the s as a fundamentalist offshoot of the Mormon church, holds that God has ordained polygamy and not only that, but that it is a requirement for anyone who wishes to attain the highest level of heaven.

Whenever I saw carolynn little polygamist boys working on construction sights I would call the phone number advertized on trucks and signs and jedsop to whoever answered that there are child labor laws and I would report children working to the police if I saw it again. Can you say “Rush to publish”? But don’t read for a fabulous literary experience.

Get to Know Us. It is the only wedding gift in tact and I think of Veronica whenever I see it. I escapd forget it. It would certainly be interesting if a current polygamist wife could write her version of life in the FLDS community! Jessop was carooyn to place readers directly into her former life within the FLDS and allow us to feel every bit of abuse perpetrated upon her, her children, her stepchildren, and her sister wives.

There is a photo of Merril Jessop’s first 6 wives and reading about Jeffs trial was I don’t know where to begin jessoo how amazing, shocking, and ultimately hopeful this book is.

My general attitude towards the whole FLDS culture including Warren Jeffs, when he was getting tons of news coverage was, “Well, that’s their thing. Marriages ecape arranged and unless one is powerful enough, couples have no say in who they marry. This is an unbelievably amazing true story!


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Or even identity renewal. Oct 16, Pages Buy. Wscape seems like the whole system is set up to demoralize them as much as possible, causing them to mistreat one another as they jockey for favored positions.

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He is so radical and extreme. But Jessop’s own experience in the cult was so disturbing that she ran away with her eight children four years ago. He was talking about moving people to what he called “The Center Place. Oct 16, Minutes.

The Secret World of Polygamy. He chose when they had sex; Carolyn could only refuseā€”at her peril. When I realized we were going into compounds, which I could see being prison camps, I knew I would be separated from my children and I knew I wouldn’t have access to my family anymore. Triumph concludes with Jessop’s victorious court battle to win back child support for the years since her escape as well as lifetime support for her severely disabled son, Harrison. They are encouraged to have as many children as possible.

Carolyn was miserable for years and wanted out, but she knew that if she tried to leave and got caught, her children would be taken away from her.

This riveting book reminds us that truth can indeed be much, much stranger than fiction. If it was done in the name of God, then you didn’t question it.

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It is amazing that this woman not only escaped, but that she succeeded in being awarded custody of her children. I really had my heart set on going to college. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Hardcoverpages. Lists with This Book. Although,the act of just getting herself out was one thing,but getting her 8 children out as well,and with one that was ill to jedsop an act of God in and of itself. Carolyn Jessop now lives in the Salt Lake City area with her children.

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As I took my kid’s to the park and then carolyj Target for a special treat I would think, “How horrible that Carolyn did not even have the freedom to do something as jewsop and inconsequential as this.

Please try again later. The main thing that held me to the life was my family and the fear of being alone and not being able to see them. Born into polygamy and into a fundamental Mormon community, she is the sixth generation descendant of a polygamous family. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Carolyn Jessop’s story of her life in the polygamous community the FLDS is one of those books that is simultaneously hard to caroltn and difficult to put down.

I tried to get some help, to get some protection from Merril. Escape exposes a world tantamount to a prison camp, created by religious fanatics who, in the name of God, deprive their followers the right to make choices, force women to be totally subservient to men, and brainwash children in church-run schools. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. It was really interesting to jessopp into family dynamics in a polygamist household and my heart just iessop at the helplessness of the women and children to do anything about their situations without taking drastic measures.

Some men ruled their families selfishly and abusively, extracting obedience to cruelty and exploitation based on the fear that they would not select the rebellious to carolny with them in the after-life–a tenant of Mormon theology. A very good read. This is not fundamentalist Islam in the Middle East; this is not the earliest days of Mormonism.

You hear about these things,but wonder to yourself if it’s really true,and then put it out of your mind.