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 not particularly well written, but I give it four stars because I found it engrossing. All human beings are equal but hessop cultures and religions are not. The writing was simple, without flourish, but the story itself was enough to keep the reader interested and drove the story forward quickly.

I tried to get some help, to get some protection from Escqpe. Most men eventually have at least three wives, with more prominent members of the cult holding far more than that. A lot of men might have their favorites, but then they were a little more careful about how badly they treated the rest of the family. View all 7 comments. Even the local police were members of the FLDS and would not interfere with another man’s right to run his family as carolyj saw fit, no matter how visible the bruises.

Mar 26, Patti rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Otherwise, they would never accept their miserable lives! FLDS raid spurred by girl’s reports of physical, sexual abuse”. Often, if I was in an isle and a Colorado City woman was nearby I would comment on products that were sold and probably sounded like a bad commercial as I searched for ways to reach out and connect. He controlled escapw money she earned as a school teacher.


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George, Utah with new eyes. Excellent book – read through it quickly and could not jesaop it down. I was sick of it. When I first started I thought it would be a quick read because I had read a few memoirs from wives that had left escaped polygamy and the FLDS. This book is so much better than The Sound of Gravelthat I read earlier in She cannot even go to the ER ewcape an emergency case without permission.

If your religion requires that you hate some one, it is certainly time to find another religion that does not. Dress Home Schooling Blood atonement. But don’t read for a fabulous literary experience.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Feb 08, Jeanette rated it really liked it. I attended Dixie College in the mid ‘s. It’s not like the men have it any better, but at least they don’t have to bow to some jerk w I’m reading this book again.

I thought I wanted to choose this book to read for book club but I have changed my mind.


The male leadership of this cult are egomaniacal and devoid of decency. The main thing that struck me was the cult’s complete disbelief in freedom of choice.

And you had to wear long sleeves and something with a high neck. Most women who attempt to escape will only take their youngest children, or none of them. I don’t want to believe that there was motivation to make things up as the truth seems dramatic enough. Add both to Cart Add both to List. This book and its description of life within plural marriage shows that marriage—marriage as given to us in the Bible—serves as protection for women. Her lecture illuminates the politics of marriage, the nature of women’s disempowerment and the price of freedom for some in 21st century America.


It is small wonder that it quickly made its mark on the New York Times list of bestsellers. 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 boot,was an act of God in and of itself.

Hardcoverpages. I had watched my sister make an attempt to try to get out of an arranged marriage.

Jun 20, Laura Debenham rated it liked it. As described by the Utah attorney general, “I have a corner of my state that jfssop worse than [under] the Taliban. No woman in the country had ever escaped from the FLDS and managed to get her children out, too. How wonderful is individual found identity of value!