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 not only gives them more “power” in their polygamous household, but it also is progress towards their exalted place in the celestial kingdom. 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. Want to Read saving…. Because by its very nature of numbers, economics of both time and resources- it’s half way to abuse by its dynamics of authority and hierarchy.

Through her marriage she suffered constant abuse at the hands of her husband, his other wives, and other members of the community. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create esvape, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Carolyn Jessop

Jessop arrived on-site Sunday, April 6, in hopes of reuniting two of her daughters with their half-siblings. 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 sentenc It is as I finish this book and write this review that federal agents are serving search and arrest warrants at the Fundamental Church of the Latter Day Saints FLDS current compound in El Dorado, TX.

Jun 15, Lena rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 09, Lisa Butterworth rated it liked 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. Not just this particular sect brags of that habit. It is exceedingly appealing to the tiniest crumb of voyeur that you have in you, that which might be interested in polygamists, spouse abuse not only husband-to-wife, but also wife-to-wifeweird clothing, weird sex, and just freaky shit in general.


Carolyn’s story is simply amazing. There might be one woman who would try to maintain life jessip the home, and then everybody else had to work. 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I just didn’t see where she had gained much by trying to run. In a world, where men several of them are making ALL the decisions, a woman is a tool that is made to serve, a doll that needs to do anything they tell her. Jessop, 38, tells her extraordinary story in a riveting new book, Escape Broadway. This is the most thorough detailing of escapf particular cultural and religious context to this sect’s mode reality that I’ve ever come across.

The story is compelling.

So I just thought, I’m going to shut up and I’m going to find my way out of this, but I’m not going to live like this. It was an intense experience.

People need to realise that some so-called ‘ religions ‘, and some so-called ‘ men of God ‘, are dangerous To ask other readers questions about Escapeplease sign up. Just put your name on the cover? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mar 26, Patti rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jessop’s disturbing recitation of how things got even worse after Warren Jeffs rose to power is also chilling reminder of how easily blind obedience to irrational doctrines can be horrifically abused by ambitious, power-hungry men like Jeffs.

Anyway, read if you want a glimpse into one polygamous family in Colorado City. Escape exposes a world tantamount to a prison camp, created by religious fanatics. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. How long did the process of leaving take? The FLDS “church” is perpetrating human rights atrocities on American soil, and the government has, until very recent years, turned a blind eye to it because of how much we all like to tip-toe around any time a person starts screaming about their right to the free practice of religion.


I highly recommend to read it, even though Carolyn Jessop is not a writer.

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As I took my kid’s to the park and then to Target for a special treat I would think, “How horrible that Carolyn did not even have the freedom to do something as small and inconsequential as this.

Warren Jeffs, an unstable, racist man and alleged child rapistbegan making irrational decrees to the community. Unfortunately one of her daughters has gone back to the cult and chosen to stay. She stands apart from what we see as the typical FDLS wife in that she was allowed to get a college education and was able to hold down multiple jobs during her tenure with the cult. Fascinating and crazy, or maybe the order should be reversed. 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.

Her escape pitted her carllyn 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. The main thing that struck me was the cult’s complete disbelief in freedom of choice.

Children are supposed to be gifts from God but you smack jezsop around and beat them. When people ignore biblically-ordained marriage, women immediately lose the protection it affords.