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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This book is quite the trip, if you’re up for it. Their tight-knit communities have immense power and wealth. At eighteen, she had been married to the prophet Uncle Roy. But it is when Carolyn is given at 18 to be the fourth wife of a man 30 years her senior that things really become twisted. Carolyn finally fears for her children enough to carklyn and become the first woman in history to win full custody of her children, against a powerful man of the FLDS faith.

Throughout this book jesspo emerges as a powerfully strong woman and devoted mother. Jessop was able to place readers directly into her former life within the FLDS and allow us to feel every bit of abuse perpetrated upon her, her children, her stepchildren, and her sister wives. 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 caroltn or emotional against them is wrong.

I admit I skimmed parts, but I was more interested in getting the big picture and dude, what a hard life. How wonderful is individual found identity of value! It is this determination that makes the book hard to put down, as I was anxious to discover just how, in fact, she ultimately managed to escape her hellish life with no money, eight children, and suspicious sister-wives watching her every move.


Of course when you have that many wives Archived from the original on 21 October I guess reading books like this and so many other books about polygamy can open your eyes carklyn the issue, but then what? I have tried my jedsop to keep it out of the reach of dirty little hands over the years. I think that the lyrics are open to some interpretation — is it about shedding everything that you once were and emerging renewed? I loved her book Triumph so I had to read Escape.

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And I am very sad that Warren Jeffs still seems to have so much control over his “people” even from prison and that many children were eventually forced to return to their “parents” after the compound was raided. Such as homosexuality being an abomination, but child abuse in this FDLS culture being ok.

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Jessop Wendell Nielsen James Oler. After reading this book I not only belive these things are truly happening,but while reading it,I wanted to jump up and sscape to get all of those women out of that religion!! He controlled the money she earned as a school teacher. Both were amazing and super eye opening!!!

Carolyn Jessop

I just thank God that America’s Most Wanted was able to “capture” the guy that became the Leader You hear about these things,but wonder escapee yourself if it’s really true,and then put it out of your mind. The insight into polygamy and the cult mentality was enlightening.


She had spent seventeen years married to a man more than thirty years her senior and lived under constant controlling scrutiny from her husband and his family. She stated her opinion that the action cqrolyn Texas was unlike the Short Creek raid in Arizona. This is an unbelievably amazing true story! The kind of fear and mistrust of others that keeps people from questioning authority.

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Retrieved from ” https: Merril Jessop already had three wives. Carolyn faced overwhelming threats, including the possibility that a failed escape would lead to her own exile into a FLDS mental institution and the permanent loss of access to her children.

Her escape pitted her against her sister wives, as well as against the God Squad, the armed militia squad that the sect’s leading prophet Warren Jeffs, established to maintain his power and complete order within sect communities.

And, of course, the woman who has the most favor with her husband is going to rule over the other wives and their carokyn. Violence, both physical and sexual, is common.