Book Review: Escape

Escape by Carolyn Jessop

This is one of those car crash books...you want to look away, but you just can't.

Here's the blurb from the front:

I was born into a radical polygamist cult. At eighteen, I became the fourth wife of a fifty-year old man. I had eight children in fifteen years. When our leader began to preach the apocalypse, I knew I had to get them out.

Imagine all the compound scenes from Big Love rolled into the exploits of (now convicted) prophet Warren Jeffs, an icky husband, abuse, dueling wives and the fight to get out, and you have this book. Jessop goes into great detail about the abuses she suffered, her fears of the FLDS lifestyle she couldn't escape, and her final flight out of the cult.

This is a really interesting first hand account of what we only see on TV...

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