Anna LeBaron’s The Polygamist’s Daughter is one of those books that grips you and refuses to let go. All throughout the story are the undeniable themes of child abuse, enslavement, religious zealotry, spousal abuse, and cult violence.
Have you ever been fascinated by different cultures from all over the globe? Do you find the Counterculture of the 1960's and 1970's compelling? Are journal-type memoirs something that you enjoy?
Jen Glantz’s “Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire)” isn’t my normal cup of tea but boy am I happy that I read it!
The moment I saw this book, I was transported back to my Junior year of high school. Perched in that plastic chair in my Social Studies class, I watched a film - one that was disturbing beyond words - for the first time.
Every once in a while, I come across a book that is so gripping that I can’t put it down. For some reason, I find it interesting to read memoirs about those who become disillusioned with a religion (or cult) and leave. Time and time again, these brave individuals leave their safely cloistered communities and adventure into the harsh light of the real world.
When I was in high school, I became fascinated by Betty Mahmoody's autobiographical work Not Without My Daughter. In reading that particular book until it literally fell apart, I found a strength in the author that I admired exceedingly.