My Story of Growing up in A Polygamous Sect, Becoming A Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren JeffsBook - 2008
In this harrowing and spellbinding book, Elissa Wall tells the complete story of her life in the FLDS polygamist sect and how she brought down controversial sect leader, Warren Jeffs. Detailing how Jeffs forced her into an unwanted marriage at age 14, Elissa speaks candidly about the horrifying reality she faced as a young teenager in a devastating marriage to a man five years her senior. The end result of the union was a nightmare of rape and abuse that Elissa suffered at the hands of her Church-appointed husband and in the name of God. Offering an unfettered glimpse into the world of the FLDS, Elissa paints a portrait of the Church that is at once shocking and captivating. Pushed out of her home by abuse, she began living in her car to avoid the crushing realities of her situation. And yet somehow, in the face of this bleak reality, she never gave up on the hope that she would some day find a way out. That way out came from a former FLDS member named Lamont Barlow, whose chance encounter with Elissa sparked a relationship that gave her the strength she needed to leave her marriage and throw off the shackles of the FLDS forever.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 922.893 WAL
Characteristics: x, 438 p.,  p. of plates : col. ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
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