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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This book was very informative about flds culture and easy to read.

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So what kept Jessop jewsop the community? At one point, Jessop’s husband puts her in direct harm of death and brags about it to carolgn who will listen.

They quickly become subservient to men. The prophet is above all, All of us, myself included, believed that Uncle Rulon was the true prophet of God, so we would never dream of criticizing anything he said or did.

When I wasn’t reading this book I was thinking about it, and I finished it in two days.

Jun 02, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Shari L As much as it disturbed me to read this true accounting of the author’s life, I enjoyed it very much as it was both educational and enlightening. And wonder how she will get Betty “around” and out. What I like about the book is she really explains the infrastructure of the family and the cult.


After accepting Brian’s proposal Carolyn quoted on her Facebook page “Choice is a beautiful thing! I’m so relieved, csrolyn the people I jesslp and care about who are still in that community and that religion, that he is behind bars. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. However, it had a great ending of success!

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He prohibited the color red and large prints like plaids. She was ostracized by most o I sat up til 2 A. There might be one woman who would try to maintain life in the home, and then everybody else had to work. She stands apart from what we see as the typical Jeswop wife in that she was allowed to get a college education and was able to hold down multiple jobs during her tenure with the cult.

I think that in the community people did have their limits when it came to physical violence of what was okay and what was not caroolyn. I, too, was ‘born into’ a fundamentalist religion, and Carolyn has my utmost respect jesaop escaping, and for writing all of it down for the world to read.


Feb 05, Elyse rated it it was ok. She’s 12 yrs old? Her occasional questioning of his views, however, earned his suspicion and the condescension and mistrust of her fellow wives. Retrieved 28 April It is almost unbelievable. In a decidedly patriarchal escapee, she often spoke her mind, and she talked Merril into letting her go to college. Hundreds of teenage boys were kicked out of the community to get rid of any competition for wives.

Anyway, Jessop’s story is incredible and eye-opening. Set up a giveaway. Hardcoverpages. It drew me in, I felt escwpe that I was there with her.

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Yearning for Zion Ranch Newspaper Article. Though the women generally hate their husbands, they still want to have sex with him—not for the sake of love or intimacy, but because sex is power.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I think she still has self esteem issues. Retrieved from ” https: I couldn’t put this book down, so I read it in one day.