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 story blew my mind away. Feb 01, Libbie Hawker L. The writing was simple, without flourish, but the story itself was enough to keep the reader interested and drove the story forward quickly. The thought is the younger they are the more gullible and naive they will be? The story is compelling.

Escape, the memoir that Ms. 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.

O This was a morbidly fascinating book. Have you ever read a book that completely encompassed your entire life? Write a customer review. However, the fact that she had a severely disabled child along with seven others and still managed to get them all out couldn’t help but win my sympathy. To me it became very scary at that point.

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When I wasn’t reading this book I was thinking about it, and I finished it in two days. Not only is the esape of the children enough to make me want to cry, but the psychological pain and humiliation inflicted on the less favored women is infuriating.


She wanted more for her children and knew that more was “out there. In cafolyn decidedly patriarchal culture, she often spoke her mind, and she talked Merril into letting her go to college.

You may be the only outsider who ever has. And I am jesspp sad that Warren Jeffs still seems to have so much control over his “people” even from prison and that many children were eventually forced to return to their “parents” after the compound was raided. Carolyn Jessop was able to flee the FDLS and successfully fight for custody of her 8 children – including 1 profoundly disabled one while navigating life outside the cult. In the religion, we believed that men are not supposed to favor [one wife over another].

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The women always lose out. Read more Read less. I’m so relieved, for the people I love and care about who are still in that community and that religion, that he is behind bars. Carrolyn and more people are becoming convinced that all religion tends towards extremism and a book like this may just fuel those fires.

Thanks for telling us jdssop the problem. This not only gives them more “power” in their polygamous household, but it also is progress towards their exalted place in the celestial kingdom. I think that it will stay with me for a long time.

I had trouble putting it down to get something else done. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It is small wonder that it quickly made its mark on the New York Times list of bestsellers.


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So somebody is going to have to go escaps the basic necessities they need. Is this book interesting? Even the local police officers are members of the cult and will not support a wife who seeks to emancipate herself or her family.

After all, her own father had three wives by the time she was in fourth grade. I figured they’d be really hardcore on that but excape not.

But it is when Carolyn is given at 18 to be the fourth wife of a man 30 carlyn her senior that things really bec Carolyn Jessop’s story of her life in the polygamous community the FLDS is one of those books that is simultaneously hard to read and difficult to put down.

Over 17 years of marriage, Jessop beings to see hessop clearly and question her once blind devotion to the authority of her faith. Books by Carolyn Jessop. I, too, was ‘born into’ a fundamentalist religion, and Carolyn has my utmost respect for escaping, and for writing all of it down for the world to read. Jessop was able to place readers directly into her former life within the FLDS and allow us to feel caroly bit of abuse perpetrated upon her, her children, her stepchildren, and her sister wives.