“I really enjoyed this book
and could hardly put it down”
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★★★★☆ Interesting book
It had good points, I liked the easy way the author described what she went thru and she became a stronger woman
★★★★☆ Informative and delightful
This book is a book about LDS (Mormon) polygamy. It is also a biographical and painful story of a woman finding her way in this country and world system It took me a few chapters to get used to her almost caustic style of writing. When I discovered it came from a writer with a great sense of humor I began to really enjoy what I read
It was easy for me to identify with a young woman who appeared to be shy, compliant, felt ugly and unloved with almost no self confidence. She grew and changed and changed as her story progresses and will most likely change some more. Even the writing style changes as the book progresses
I really enjoyed this book and could hardly put it down. Logic and human nature tells me that this is what polygamy is like on the most intimate level. When religion and fear of losing one's eternal reward is added to the mix it becomes a scary type of bondage.
I would strongly recommend this book and would encourage Joanne Hanks to consider writing fiction and delighting her public some more.
★★★★☆ The title says it all
—Bebeon November 22, 2014
An honest and thought-provoking look into what leads some people to non-mainstream religious lifestyles and keeps them there--or not. I appreciated the author's attempts to sift through her own beliefs, accept personal responsibility and not be judgmental, but eventually, she trusted her own feelings. Of particular note is that, while one major stated purpose of polygamy (as I understand it) is to raise up many righteous children, in this instance, her husband could not have any more children, but still wanted as many wives as possible. If not for children, and if it's not about the sex, then what? Interesting.
★★★★★ Five Stars
Very fun book, you'll learn a lot about the “fundamentalist LDS church”
★★★★☆ Insightful view into the cult mindset
Funny and revealing insight to the minds of cultists. I know Joanne Hanks is not typical of members of the various Mormon sects, but she provides clear evidence that people will wholeheartedly believe the doubtful and even blatantly false tenets of a religion. Its a quick read and rolls along well. Especially make sure you read Steven Novella's clear description of what constitutes a cult, found at the end of the book.
★★★★★ it must have been very painful for her
I have read a lot on the Mormon religion, and this book really put it out there, and truthfully, it must have been very painful for her, but she let us in a very enlightening time in her life.
★★★★★ Five stars
Sad story. I was outraged!
★★★★★ Five stars
Very funny, as well as an insightful look into another culture.