What critics and readers are saying about
From Tom Flynn, editor, Free Inquiry:
“A quick, romping, often sidesplitting read … the reader will close the book with a sense of warm pleasure—and perhaps be surprised to discover how much he or she has learned along the way regarding Mormon origins and present-day life on the Mormon fringe ... The reader will also have made a new friend: Joanne Hanks, whose journey from submissive Mormon helpmate to confident, empowered, secular American woman is this short book’s other great joy.” Read the rest of Flynn’s Free Inquiry review by clicking here.
From Richard Packham, Mormon studies scholar, Foundation for Mormon Letters:
“Several times while reading this book I burst out laughing. My wife said, ‘Isn’t that the book about polygamy? Polygamy isn’t funny!’ I had to assure her that yes, this was the book about polygamy, and that it was damned funny … Of the dozens of recent books authored by those who escaped from polygamous groups, this one is unique and worth a read.” Read the rest of Packham’s review by clicking here.
From Barbara Drescher, cognitive psychologist:
“This woman's experiences will shock you, but she and her co-author manage to show how intelligent people can come to believe what is least believable. The topic is serious, but the story is told in a light-hearted, witty fashion and without ridicule. I HIGHLY recommend it.”
From a reader posting on Amazon.com:
“I couldn’t put it down. I found the insight into the cult mentality from a personal perspective very interesting, and the humor and raw honesty refreshing. I would buy it again.”
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