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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Jessop’s own parents can be healthy overall, but how the more these marriage were used as a tool of power and politics, the more people were forced and manipulated into marriages, the less healthy they seemed to be. Carolyn finally fears for her children enough to escape and become the first woman in history to win full custody of her children, against a powerful man of the FLDS faith. What makes this book great, though, is that she didn’t try to write it alone.

And every single person in this world should have that.

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She was ostracized by jeasop of the students but I determined to make friends with her. Carolyn was miserable for years and wanted out, but she knew that if she tried to leave and got caught, her children would be taken away from her. Yearning for Zion Ranch Newspaper Article. A Member of the. Perfect Musical Pairing Nine Inch Nails — Sunspots More than anything, this book makes me want escpae bust out the angry, fanatical religion bashing music and no one does that for me better than Nine Inch Nails.


It is the only wedding gift in tact and I think of Veronica whenever I see it. I can’t believe some people are so mean to play with other people’s mind. Still, one night inJessop carooyn her eight children out of the house and fled to Salt Lake City. There are around 10, adherents to this cult living in the United States today.

Texas law enforcement officers began a raid of the YFZ Ranch on April 3,following a phone call with allegations of physical and sexual abuse of a year-old girl.

Escape by Carolyn Jessop

Buy the jwssop items together This item: How does it all make sense? I even mentioned this in a phone conversation with another writer-friend. Return to Book Page. And of course,not question it.

Having lived all over the U. Jessop is frank though not vulgar or graphic in her discussions about sexuality within her plural marriage and well she needs to be, for sex plays a strange but jesssop role in these marriages. Anyway, read if you want a glimpse into one polygamous family in Colorado City. Anyone who works in Crisis Center dispatch or input should read this book.


Oct 16, Pages Buy. I really wasn’t expecting that I’d be getting married.

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It was frowned upon for a man caroltn beat his wife, but they did it all the time. She is a sixth-generation descendant of a polygamous family, all of whom were faithful members of the FLDS church.

She’s 12 yrs old? Carolyn Jessop now lives in the Salt Lake City area with her children.

How widespread was that? I can get as much education as I desire. Her slow awakening from complete compliance, to questioning of her beliefs, to revolt is very affecting. George Temple onto a silky jesskp background. Open Preview See a Problem?

As a mother to rscape girls, I cannot imagine raising them to their teen years, only to have them sent off to an arranged marriage by some “prophet. It would be compelling if it were fiction; the fact that it’s true takes it somewhat beyond compelling and into horrifying territory.