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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The question of how much the government should intervene in groups like these is, to say the least, a jesspp one, particularly when most victims are too terrified to go against everything they have been taught to testify against their abusers. It should be read.

Flight and Fight: Escape from Polygamy

You had to wear a dress or skirt that was mid-calf, six inches below the knee at least. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. She had several younger siblings and spoke of them with jezsop. I was interested in reading it with all of the “YFZ” stuff on the news. My empathy is endless because it comes close to home for me. Escape by Carolyn Jessop- 5 stars for story.

ESCAPE by Carolyn Jessop , Laura Palmer | Kirkus Reviews

I would have given more stars if the writing was better. Unlike the majority of FDLS women, she was able to go to college which she had to fight for while being in an arranged marriage with a man 32 years older than her in a place where women are expected to be subordinate to the men’s desires and wishes and that of the FDLS church. Warren Jeffs, whose father Rulon Jeffs had an estimated seventy-five wives and sixty-five children at the time of his death, was indicted in for arranging marriages of underage girls.

They believe all sorts of wonky things that I see as wonky because I was not born into it, so, jeswop the outside, that stuff just seems crazy jacked up.

Control preventing the minimum necessity, spreading hate and quarrel between the women, spreading fear and using threats that become terrible reality. When she was eighteen years old she had an arranged marriage Merril Jessop, a man 30 years older than her and who already had thre Wow! If he chooses to give you nothing back, then you just have to deal with that. I don’t think I could have done it. Triumph concludes with Jessop’s victorious court battle to win back child support for the years since her escape as well as lifetime support for her severely disabled son, Harrison.


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I think anyone other than a man would have to be born into this system, and not know anything different, to consider it a higher order.

The second is the actual writing escae presentation of the story. I can get as much education as I desire. The pattern seems to be that when groups drift from embracing the authority of Scripture and begin turning to the “revelations” of what appears to be an anointed prophet having direct, red-phone contact to God no one else shares, they begin their descent into misery.

This book was so heart breaking.

This book is so much better than The Sound of Gravelthat I read earlier in Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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. 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. Pretty good book, although, her writing is a bit simple and every now and then she feels compelled to remind us how exceptional she is.

That background gives you a glimpse into the author’s previous life. What a sad world for the majority. Looking for More Great Reads? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If there is anything that Jessop’s account makes abundantly clear, it’s that women who have had obedience beaten into them since they were children are anything but free.

Views Read Edit View history. Did you try to escape? The FLDS, which emerged in the s as a fundamentalist offshoot of the Mormon church, holds that God has ordained polygamy and not only that, but that it is a requirement for anyone who wishes to attain the highest level of heaven. This is the most thorough detailing of this particular cultural and religious context to this sect’s mode reality that I’ve ever come across.


And so there were cases of extreme violence in escap and people viewed that as not being okay. The onus in constant evasion coupled with chatty “friendship” which she perfected to walk the manipulative line to hidden objectives for herself and her kids! For me, this song works on many levels.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. I began greeting them with a smile and “hello”. The book remains can’t-put-it-down to the very end. Apple Audible downpour ewcape audiobooks.

Throughout this book she emerges as a powerfully strong woman and devoted mother.

This riveting book reminds us that truth can indeed be much, much stranger than fiction. Jessop decided to take her kids before the next step was drinking the Kool-Aid Jim Jones style. Jesxop Jessop relates, a rift in her religious community at about the time she completed middle school led to the leaders pulling children out of the local high school.

Because of the silkiness of the fabric it is one of my children’s favorite quilts to cuddle in. Carolyn Jessop escaped from a polygamous marriage with her eight children and became the first woman ever to be awarded full custody of her children in a suit against the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Escape jfssop FLDS is not easy. I have a strange obsession with the FLDS. She testified in last year’s trial against their “prophet” Warren Jeffs though this trial is not covered in the book which resulted in his state conviction and a sentence of 10 years in prison for accomplice to rape for arranging the marriage of a 14 year old girl to her 19 year old first cousin. It really makes you think that maybe you don’t have it so bad.