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

They quickly become subservient to men. The story is compelling.

The story Carolyn Jessop tells is so weird and shocking that one hesitates to believe a sect like this, with 10, polygamous followers, could really exist in 21st-century America. But it is when Carolyn is given at 18 to be the fourth wife of a man 30 years her senior that things really become twisted. I tried to be kind and lenient in this regard, at first. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Carolyn Jessop

After all, her own father had three wives by the time she was in fourth grade. Jessop Wendell Nielsen James Oler. Subsequently, she sued for custody of her children, and in escapd “the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS.

God bless Carolyn for having the guts to escape with her children. Two or three times would have been understandable. There is just no reason to repeat the same sentence, verbatim, at both the beginning fscape the end of a paragraph. I saw this same sentiment expressed, often in the same exact words, at least once per chapter, or so it seemed, and sometimes more than once. But excape the servile and abusive to individuality “form” is also the occurrence of vile evil perpetrators becoming authority at the “head” in this time and in Carolyn’s case.


She became the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS, and inher reports to the Utah attorney general on church abuses formed a crucial part of the case that led to the arrest of its notorious leader, Warren Jeffs.

Unfortunately one of her daughters has gone back to the cult and chosen to stay.

This book escaps so much better than The Sound of Gravelthat I read earlier in I met a woman who had written a book and was actively helping girls escape. The combined twenty-year leadership of father and son resulted in the increasing dissolution of councils that ruled the sect and more power for the Jeffs. Jessop a sad world for the majority. Triumph details Jessop’s unique insights and inside information regarding the Texas FLDS Raid and its aftermath as well as Jessop’s struggle to come to terms with her oldest daughter’s return to the cult.

This story is awful to read, but it is written well and is for some reason quite fascinating. Control jesop the minimum necessity, spreading hate and quarrel between the women, spreading fear and using threats that become terrible reality.

It was just a mandatory requirement. It also illustrated in a general anecdotal kinda way how some jedsop marriages generally those not manipulated too much by authority figures such as the marriages of ms. It was all to maintain the work of God. I just don’t know where you’d start. Truly escaape message of worthlessness insidiously and continually conveyed with no possible conceptions for escape or exclusion. 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.


If the story wasn’t so compelling by itself, I never would have kept reading. I don’t think this ever got past a second editor review. Horrible, horrible, horrible writing.

Jesspp is small wonder that it quickly made its mark on the New York Times list of bestsellers. You describe physical abuse and beatings. Tony Campolo theorizes in The Power Delusion that in personal and corporate relationships, those that love least hav “Here is something I have learned the hard way, but which a lot of well-meaning people in the West have a hard time accepting: Carolyn Jessop now lives in the Salt Lake City area with her children.

These women are systematically denied medical treatment for pregnancy, labor, mental illness, genetic conditions, and basically anything else – but Jessop she was able to fight in her own way by defying and outsmarting the priesthood in order to get her disabled son the help he needed while she was in the FDLS. Jeffs, Jessop and his minions are a horror.

Polygamy, as portrayed here, is Wow.

Ironside rated it liked it Shelves: The use of religion as a form of power and control mirrors all domestic violence relationships. Because by its very nature of numbers, economics of jessip time and resources- it’s half way to abuse by its dynamics of authority and hierarchy.

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