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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I highly recommend to read it, even though Carolyn Jessop is not a writer. Carolyn Jessop has been involved in several legal proceedings arising from her departure from and knowledge of the FLDS community. They believe all sorts of wonky things that I see as wonky because I was not born into it, so, from the outside, that stuff just seems crazy jacked up.

I devoured it and plan on passing it on to my mother and sister to read. It took a lot of lucky breaks and an incredible force of will for Ms.

It took a lot of lucky breaks a This book was very informative about flds culture and easy to read. It would be compelling if it were fiction; the fact that it’s true takes it somewhat beyond compelling and into horrifying territory.

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The Sound of Gravel: She was one of several wives and her husband was a major leader in the cult. There were several areas that I found particularly interesting.

Awkward sentences, bad grammar, rotten phrasing, boring and confusing voice. Through fifteen years of marriage, Jessop gave birth to eight children.


It is scary to see how religion can become perversed by power hungry people.

The thought is the younger they are the more gullible and naive they will be? No one in love with being a victim could ever have the spark of hope of leaving that nightmare on earth, much less made a concrete plan under the circumstances with which she had to work.

It’s 5 star in core honesty. Even when I was not reading it it would constantly be in the back of my mind. It is troubling that these unlawful cults are carolyj to continue.

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We often walked to or from class together and I learned about her family. You’d turn everything in. Once winter came and the garden froze, the only food we had left in the house was cracked wheat, which we ate for breakfast, and the makings of tomato sandwiches, which we had for lunch and dinner. My dad warned Warren and said, ‘my daughter has taken as much abuse as she’s going to take.

Polygamy Survivor Carolyn Jessop – TIME

This riveting book reminds us that varolyn can indeed be much, much stranger than fiction. That background gives you a glimpse into the author’s previous life.

Did you try to escape? It 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.

So right when I first married him, I was adamantly opposed to a lot of the things he did, and I didn’t feel they were right and I didn’t feel they were even justifiable with my religious beliefs.


But it is varolyn Carolyn is given at 18 to be the fourth wife of a man 30 years her senior that things really become twisted.

If he had a revelation that in order to get a wife in line jeesop violence [was required], then he was within his right to use whatever means he needed to have control of his family.

Those who think the women of the FLDS should just refuse to put up with such treatment and walk away fail to understand that these women are held captive not only by their life-long belief systems, but their extreme isolation and community practices that ensure that, if they do speak up, they get no support from anyone.

She and her family made a beautiful hand-stitched quilt for my wedding gift. Merril Jessop already had three wives. Or even identity renewal. A religion that belives that the Men are the rulers,Women are to be nothing more than slaves,and do as they are told,and the wife can be of any age,starting at age 12,the younger the better,in fact.

You had to wear a dress or skirt that was mid-calf, six inches below the knee at least. I couldn’t put this book down, so I read it in one day.

It’s life lived amongst vastly “unequal” members who are yet classified family.