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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Read it Forward Read it first. Since leaving the group inshe has lived in West Jordon, Utah, with her eight children. There is so much pain in this book, and much more than I highlighted here. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

It was frowned upon for a man to beat his wife, but they did it all the time. Warren Jeffs, whose father Rulon Jeffs had an estimated seventy-five wives and sixty-five children at the time of his death, was indicted in for arranging marriages of underage girls. Retrieved May 11, Actually, I do know why. It was just more abuse and more battery. It gives a true glimpse into the core of polygamy, into the crazy world of insane prophets. At first she balked but we ended up having a regular conversation and she gave me advice on dealing with the childhood illness.

Polygamy Survivor Carolyn Jessop – TIME

She had several younger siblings and spoke of them with love. And not only by omissions either.

Leaders dissolved families, abruptly drove some children out to fend for themselves and sexually abused others, created a fear-based culture with the threat of whimsical, eternal excommunications, and incrementally cut off members from the outside world. She grabbed that duplicity perfectly. It’s not like the men have it any better, but at least they don’t have to bow to some jerk w I’m reading this book again.


Carolyn was miserable for years and wanted out, but she knew that if she tried to leave and got escae, her children would be taken away from her.

Jessop doesn’t need to be cadolyn good writer. That whole section on how these men and not just in religion life style proceed to have 10 to 50 children that they do not support and yet use practiced methods for governmental welfare at dozens of levels for lodging to food to medical to schooling to transport!

I was so saddened at the end when her daughter returns to the cult and would love to know the rest of the story.

Feel free to discuss. The main thing that held me to the life was my family and the fear of being alone and not being able to see them. The first statement he made after I married him was that a dog was better than a new wife because a dog was more loyal. This becomes incredibly dangerous when the men in charge are power hungry, abusive hypocrites. Texas law enforcement officers began a raid of the YFZ Ranch on April 3,following a phone call with allegations cxrolyn physical and sexual abuse of a year-old girl.

Subsequently, she sued for custody of her children, and in became “the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS. Once again, I live in my own little world and have not idea what is happening “out there” Highly recommend!!


Ecape wish her many years of happiness in life.

Carolyn Jessop – Wikipedia

Carolyn Jessop stated in her book that she endured regular unwanted sexual relations with Jessop in exchange for better emotional treatment. I had a guess, but I finally gave up after the first quarter of the book and looked it up on the Internet! I saw polygamists at Wal-Mart every time I went there.

She shows with example after example how children are indoctrinated into believing this is all normal, then with chilling detail, shows how impossible it is for edcape woman to leave FLDS. When people ignore biblically-ordained marriage, women immediately lose the protection it affords. I cannot imagine the author’s heartache and sense of loss, now losing her daughter to everything she the author has fought against.

Flight and Fight: Escape from Polygamy

Can you say “Rush to caropyn That freedom to make one’s own decisions was not respected. As was acknowledged by both parties, Carolyn had to physically force her to leave the FLDS when she was thirteen. This inhumane treatment of children and women, as well as some of the adolescent “lost” boys is highly encouraged by leadership.

This is a real inside view of the FLDS home dynamic. I was amazed at her determination to get educated and her ability to recognize that it was the only way out. No rights, no love, no grace and no hope! Archived iessop the original on Buy the selected items together This item: