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, 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.

Escape by Carolyn Jessop

O This was a morbidly fascinating book. I wish her many years jssop happiness in life. I lay the blame squarely on you. I had trouble putting it down to get something else done.

Jessop did like this book but it was very disturbing to me in the sense that people really live in that kind of abuse. I knew I had to run. So how does one born into that community ever know any different?

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Retrieved May 11, Of course when you have that many wives It happened all the time and everybody knew it happened and it was kind of a way of life. Should craolyn woman decide to leave, she needs serious courage. It made me grieve for the inequities in my own culture between men and women along with the fear that holds me down.

The girls and women are never taught that there is anything besides the FDLS that would give them rights, privileges or a voice, or that any abuse physically or emotional against them is wrong. I think it’s a very important story. She was putting her life on the line by speaking out and I was impressed. She rose above and thought for herself.


How did you feel? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I still avoided the men completely, even gave them the evil eye if my teenaged daughters were with me. After living a life where every move she made had to be ‘approved’ by her husband for 17 years, and after bearing this and I use this word loosely here ‘ man ‘ eight children, she escaped her prison.

I don’t know where to begin at how amazing, shocking, and ultimately hopeful this book is. She was one of several wives and her husband was a major leader in the cult. Hardcoverpages.

Carolyn Jessop

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. To view it, click here. My goal was to help these women recognize that the rest of us were human too.

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At eighteen, she had been married to the prophet Uncle Roy. She was ostracized by most o I sat up til 2 A. It’s life lived amongst vastly “unequal” members who are yet classified family. The book also helped me better understand one of my favorite HBO shows This book was not jsssop well written, but I give it four stars because I found it engrossing.

I won’t forget it. Get to Know Us. See and discover other items: I wrote a speech on her service and invited her to esdape the toastmasters meeting when I gave the presentation.

And inher reports to the Utah attorney general on church abuses formed a crucial part of the case that led to the arrest of their notorious leader, Warren Jeffs.


Can you say “Rush to publish”? 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. Because once you leave, they won’t ever speak darolyn you again. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. That freedom to make one’s own decisions was not respected. No woman in the country had ever escaped from the FLDS and managed to get her children out, too.

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Apr 01, Kim rated it really liked it Recommended to Kim by: Fascinating and crazy, or maybe the order should be reversed. At one point, Jessop’s husband puts her in direct harm of death and brags about it to anyone jessol will listen. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to jesop buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers jewsop customers.

Complete subservience to their “priesthood” husband is demanded. She is sometimes very harsh in her judgment of these women, when I was feeling that they all deserve quite a bit of sympathy. View all 6 comments. They sewed an image of the St. A Jim Jones kind of warping of something that was meant to be pure. She was especially insistent that she would not leave without all eight of her children.