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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A Novel Idea Book It is an odd situation where wives who hate their husband seek to have sex which they hate with their husband whom they hate so they can further their hate-filled plans towards each other. Even a tiny bit more professional, more conscious, more engaging.

Carolyn Jessop

I am not even halfway through this book and I am going to give it high marks already for being one of those books that you cannot put down.

However, the fact that she had a severely disabled child along with seven others jeesop still managed to get them all out couldn’t help but win my sympathy. The FLDS “church” is perpetrating human rights atrocities on Dscape soil, and the government has, until very recent years, turned a blind eye to it because of how much we all like to tip-toe around any time a person starts screaming about their right to the free practice of religion.

Anyway, read if you want a glimpse into one polygamous family in Colorado City. Because I was so disturbed by my own inner hateful response to this people, I decided to learn more about them. 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.

Escape by Carolyn Jessop

Broadway, a division of Random Jeswop. I cannot imagine the author’s heartache and sense of loss, now losing her daughter to everything she the author has fought against.


It had been many years since my friendship with Veronica and I had to overcome my own feelings of inadequacy as a woman to not judge them for living in such a bizarre culture. They are encouraged to have jesdop many children as possible. Her occasional questioning of his views, however, earned his suspicion and the condescension and mistrust of her fellow wives. There are some language issues here and there and it is full of references to sex.

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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. Jessop describes her relationship to her parents as emotionally distant, with her father dominating her mother, and her mother taking out her anger on the children with jezsop regularity that the children soon devised a strategy to get their beatings “out of the way” in the mornings.

Even the local police were members of the FLDS and would not interfere with another man’s right to run his family as he saw fit, no matter how visible the bruises. Until death, they rein like kings, having their pick of women and underage girls, well into their old age. Perfect Musical Pairing Nine Inch Nails — Sunspots More than anything, this book makes me want to bust out the angry, fanatical religion bashing music and no one does that for me better than Nine Cagolyn Nails.

It’s difficult to believe anything like this is happening in THIS century. It is opression, manipulation, and totalitarianism at its worst. Varolyn every other control stripped from these women, they took the only control that they had left and used it to break each other down. I think that most of us in the community thought the same because it was pretty obvious that the woman he liked to have sex with was the one who could get shoes for her kids and the basic necessities she needed, and the other women in the family had to just basically go without.


The other thing is, we worked really hard. I guess reading books like this and so many other books about polygamy can open your eyes to the issue, but then what?

However, it had a great ending of success! If I had seen you on the street, would I have immediately known that you were religious? It also chronicled the eacape of Warren Jeffs Yes, that sicko who is finally locked up for raping children and incest. My empathy is endless because it comes close to home for me. I have a strange obsession with the FLDS.

Polygamy Survivor Carolyn Jessop

Jessop, though, ran from the cult and fought against it in the courts, eventually winning full custody of her eight children. View all 15 comments. Carolyn Jessop enjoyed some advantages other FLDS women were denied, increasing her ability to escape.

Retrieved from ” https: Jessop became determined to leave the family in which she witnessed child abuse, and herself endured physical and emotional abuse from more senior wives and her husband. It’s not like the men have it any better, but at least they jexsop have to bow to some jerk who treats them like crap. 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.

Fascinating and crazy, or maybe the order should be reversed. Carolyn’s story is simply amazing.

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