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’m so glad that the author of this book,finally started get some sense into your noggin’,and got the good sense to GET OUT!

Carolyn Jessop Polygamy was the norm in Carolyn Jessop’s life. It is opression, manipulation, and totalitarianism at its worst. I found myself growing increasingly more frustrated with needless repetitions telling the reader once that sex is the only form of power or currency available to FLDS women was sufficient.

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. She was ostracized by most o I sat up til 2 A.

Polygamy Survivor Carolyn Jessop

Also by Carolyn JessopLaura Palmer. That’s why I find the reality shows concerning “kind” polygamy practice so disingenuous. I wondered if Veronica was the carolyj or fourth wife to some old guy or was she sent to college because she was plain and would likely never marry. Her story, which has been described as “devastating and tragic,” led author Jon Krakauer to grapple with the “astonishing look behind the tightly drawn curtains of the FLDS Church, one of the most secretive religious groups in the United States.


It gives a true glimpse into the core of polygamy, into the crazy world of insane prophets. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

I won’t forget it. Since leaving the group inshe has lived in West Jordon, Utah, with her eight children. Jessop’s depiction of the FLDS faith community is one utterly devoid of love and dominated by members seeking to have power over one another in the most jaw-dropping, vicious, abusive means imaginable. I would have given more stars if the writing was better. With every other control stripped from these women, they took the only control that they had left and used it to break each other down.

Carplyn cannot imagine the author’s heartache and sense of loss, now losing her daughter to everything she the author has fought against.

They quickly become subservient to men. What a hellish existance and a brave journey to freedom. I wish her many years of happiness in life.

In the trial which I mentioned above, the author was a witness for the prosecution; her eldest daughter, a noted witness for the defendant, Warren Jeffs. To ask other readers questions about Escapeplease sign up. So how does one born into that community ever know any different? She is outspoken and direct about the need jesop state protection and resources for women, girls and families who leave or seek to leave the polygamous sects where there is no freedom or choice for wives and daughters.


I just don’t know where you’d start. The final pregnancy was life-threatening and required an emergency hysterectomyduring which time, Jessop maintains that, her husband and his family regarded jessoo condition with uninterest. I reckon they esacpe brain washed into them, but it’s so warped! Jessop published indocuments her life within and beyond the Jessop family and the FLDS community.

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These people brainwashed and ruined so many people, families, children, husbands, wives, parents,… I admire Carolyn for being so strong and intelligent even though she grew up in a community where people didn’t think carooyn their own brains. She writes, except for the very first chapter, in chronological order. 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.

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. Oh, how I would love to read the same story with writing that’s even slightly stronger.

Carolyn Jessop is a former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints member who wrote Escapean autobiographical account of her esca;e in the polygamist sect and later flight from that community.