Against this background, Carolyn Jessop’s flight takes on an extraordinary, inspiring power. Not only did she manage a daring escape from a brutal environment. 24 Oct 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. 24 Nov 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.

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Furthermore, she knew that no woman had ever managed to get herself and her children safely away from the community. Creating helplessness and frustration, isolation and loneliness as a strategy.

Carolym your religion requires that you hate some one, it is certainly time to find another religion that does not. He was talking about moving people to what he called “The Center Place.


In a decidedly patriarchal culture, she often spoke her mind, and she talked Merril into letting her go to college. She was putting her life on the line by speaking out and I was impressed. If it was done in the name of God, then you didn’t question it.

Leroy Jessop, another of Carolyn’s stepchildren, was convicted of sexual assault of a child and sentenced to 75 years in prison. I thought I wanted to choose this book to read for book club but I have changed my mind. Because by its very nature of numbers, economics of both time and resources- it’s half way to abuse by its dynamics carolyyn authority and hierarchy.


As of the writing of the book, the author had not heard from her daughter after her return to the FLDS. There was a problem adding your sscape address. Oct 16, Minutes Buy. She had several younger siblings and spoke of them with love. I highly recommend to read it, even though Carolyn Jessop is not a writer.

I knew I had to run. She was one of several wives and her husband was a major leader in the cult. They sewed an image of the St. The only thing that could make it better is some tighter editing. It is a true story about a woman who after living in a polygamy colony all her life and being one of the wives of an abusive husband finally, in her own word, “escapes”.

This becomes incredibly dangerous when the men in charge are power hungry, abusive hypocrites.

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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 crucial role in these marriages.

While this extreme subjectivity of the narrator was sometimes a little hard to take, I also found it fascinating. Life is not the same as normal society. I think that the lyrics are open to some interpretation — is it about shedding everything that you once were and emerging renewed? 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.

After reading this book I not only belive these things are truly happening,but while reading it,I wanted to jump up and carlyn to get all of those women out of that religion!!


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Over 17 years of marriage, Jessop beings to see things clearly and question her once blind devotion to the authority of her caroyln. Should a woman get up the courage to actually leave the only lifestyle she has ever known, orchestrated searches, enormous pressure from family and religious leaders and a total lack of familiarity with and skills jessop the outside world will make it very difficult for her to survive on her own. The main thing that struck me was the cult’s complete disbelief in freedom of choice.

But it is when Carolyn is given at 18 to be the fourth wife of a man 30 years her senior that things really bec Carolyn Jessop’s story of her life in the polygamous community the FLDS is one of those books that is simultaneously hard to read and difficult to put down. Views Read Edit View history.

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