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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Retrieved April 12, Retrieved May 11, Write a customer review. Thanks for telling us about the problem. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In fact, I was shocked to see that many of the tactics ccarolyn to keep people loyal to the church are being used by our government to do the same with the American people. It was an intense experience. View all 6 comments. He chose when they had sex; Carolyn could only refuseā€”at her peril.

Things like these should never, EVER happen to anyone! Feb 03, Megan rated it it was ok. It is small wonder that it quickly made its mark on the New York Times list of bestsellers.

Also, as she was studying for a teaching degree, her education exposed her to concepts about child care, etc. I see him as a man who has destroyed thousands of lives. It just got to the eescape where I wasn’t going to do it. I am not even halfway through this book and I am going to give it high marks already for being one of those books that you cannot put down. I think that most of us in the community thought the same because it was pretty obvious that jjessop woman he liked to have sex with was the one who could get shoes for her kids and the basic necessities she needed, and the other women in the family had to just basically go without.


Two or three times would have been understandable. Escape, the memoir ejssop Ms.

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Although,the act of just getting herself jwssop 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. We’re going an even three on this one. Truly, it is terrible; it is, I think, the worst I’ve ever seen in a traditionally published book, just in terms of repeated failure of craft.

And how Harrison’s health and Arthur’s career is going too. How widespread was that?

Flight and Fight: Escape from Polygamy

And always that core victim introspection and rationalizations to invert blame exists there in the same way. No wonder Jeffs was so opposed to education–it enabled Carolyn Jessop to wake up and realize how wrong things were with the FLDS religion.

Carolyn finally fears for her children enough to escape and become the first woman in history to win full custody of her children, against a powerful man of the FLDS faith. Fascinating and crazy, or maybe the order should be reversed. This page was carolym edited on 20 Novemberat Jsesop drew me in, I felt like that I was there with her. Oct 16, Pages Buy. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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It also made me think of Veronica and wonder where and how she is. Because I was so disturbed by my own inner hateful response to this people, I decided to learn more about them.


We’d go to the movies and carklyn would stare at us on the line. He chose when they had sex; Carolyn could only refuse at her own peril. He decided where she lived and how her children would be treated.

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Jessop published indocuments her life within and beyond the Jessop family and the FLDS community. Scary that a group like that can exist in the US today The writing was simple, without flourish, but the story itself was enough to keep the reader interested and drove the story forward quickly.

Yearning for Zion Ranch Newspaper Article. No one had bothered to tell me who a main character was. It was just a mandatory requirement. LOL Of course,I’m just an itty bitty woman that lives in an itty bitty town in Wisconsin,so not much I can do for these women. She is sometimes very harsh in her judgment of these escapf, when I was feeling that they all deserve quite a bit of sympathy.

Though for escapf of her life she believed the claims of the FLDS religion, she eventually began to see through its hypocrisy and decided that, for the good of herself and her children, she would need to escape from it. This to me sounds a lot like a plan we already rejected once.