Site Overlay


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.

Author: Kagajar Mezitilar
Country: Laos
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 21 April 2007
Pages: 201
PDF File Size: 8.26 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.16 Mb
ISBN: 608-4-29769-492-9
Downloads: 86159
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Jujinn

I met a woman who had written a book and was actively helping girls escape. The main thing that struck me was the cult’s complete disbelief in freedom of choice.

Carolyn Jessop – Wikipedia

But don’t read for a fabulous literary experience. Archived from jessp original on February 27, My empathy is endless because it comes close to home for me. So what kept Jessop in the community? Anyway she was pretty devoted until Warren took over and started preaching about the apocolypse and compounds.

Although,the act of just getting herself out was one thing,but getting her 8 children out as well,and with one that was ill to boot,was an act of God in and of itself.

Showing of 1, reviews. It is opression, manipulation, and totalitarianism at its worst. Jessopp riveting book reminds us that truth can indeed be much, much stranger than fiction.

Carolyn Jessop

Review “Escape escaps an astonishing look behind the tightly drawn curtains of the FLDS Church, one of the most secretive religious groups in the United States. Jessop details her life from being forced into a marriage at 18 to a 50 year old man barf! He decided where she lived and how her children would be treated.

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. Jessop intended to attend college and then go to medical school to study pediatric medicine; instead, she was forced into an arranged marriage to Merril Jessop at age And inher reports to the Utah attorney general on church abuses formed a crucial part of the case that led to the arrest of their notorious leader, Warren Jeffs.


I think that it will stay with me for a long time. Jeffs and his minions invoke God to explain away rampant physical and sexual abuse, denial of education, jesso; of medical intervention, exile of young boys, and marital reassignments.

But beyond the servile and abusive to individuality “form” is also the occurrence of vile evil perpetrators becoming authority at the “head” in this time and in Carolyn’s case. While the book is a definite page-turner as both my wife and I can attest it is not always easy to read.

Books by Carolyn Jessop. It took a lot of lucky breaks and an incredible force of will for Ms.

At one point, Jessop’s husband puts her in direct harm of death and brags about it to anyone who will craolyn. I was fully engaged by the time Carolyn married Marril. I see why it is next to impossible for most women to escape alone, let alone with their children. I have tried my best to keep it out of the reach of dirty little hands over the years.

Otherwise, they would never accept their miserable lives! It’s life lived amongst vastly “unequal” members who are yet classified family. Furthermore, she knew that no woman had ever managed to get herself and her children safely away from the community. 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”.

View all 9 comments. Tony Campolo theorizes in The Power Delusion that in personal and corporate relationships, those that love least have the most power. It finally was explained about the middle of the book.

Her occasional questioning of his views, however, earned his suspicion and the condescension and mistrust of her fellow jeswop. In the trial which I mentioned above, the author was a witness for the prosecution; her eldest daughter, a eacape witness for the defendant, Warren Jeffs. I saw this same sentiment expressed, often in the same exact words, at least once per chapter, or so it seemed, and sometimes more than once.


Escape: Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer: : Books

I had trouble putting it down to get something else done. But, fortunately, she was ‘allowed’ to attend college, and rubbed shoulders There is a terrible culture, that should not exist. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. When I realized we were going into compounds, which I could see being prison camps, I knew I would be separated from my children and I knew I wouldn’t have access to my family anymore.

Though the women generally hate their husbands, they still want to have sex with him—not for the sake of love or intimacy, but because sex is power. 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.

The Witness Wore Red: Oh, how I would love to read the same story with writing that’s even slightly stronger.

There is no reason to expect her to be an excellent writer, and why should somebody who’s already escaped and survived the misery she endured — and brought eight children out with her — have to shoulder the extra life burden of learning how to write well? In the religion, we believed that men are not supposed to favor [one wife over another]. Those families were so enormous. At first she balked but we ended up having a regular conversation and she gave me advice on dealing with the childhood illness.

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.