Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
“Both creepy…and quite moving.”—New York Times Book Review“Wall’s story couldn’t be more timely.”—PeopleStolen Innocence is the gripping New York Times bestselling memoir of Elissa Wall, the courageous former member of Utah’s infamous FLDS polygamist sect whose powerful courtroom testimony helped... show more
“Both creepy…and quite moving.”—New York Times Book Review“Wall’s story couldn’t be more timely.”—PeopleStolen Innocence is the gripping New York Times bestselling memoir of Elissa Wall, the courageous former member of Utah’s infamous FLDS polygamist sect whose powerful courtroom testimony helped convict controversial sect leader Warren Jeffs in September 2007. At once shocking, heartbreaking, and inspiring, Wall’s story of subjugation and survival exposes the darkness at the root of this rebel offshoot of the Mormon faith.
Publish date: February 24th 2009
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Disclaimer: Lots, and lots of cursing during this review. Even more so than usual for me. A lot of anger, too. Just a heads up! Okay, goofy title. It's a throwback to one of my favorite concept albums, which is Stone Sour's The House of Gold and Bones. And I couldn't think of a better title than t...
Many years ago, I've seen reports on a group called "FLDS", and their prophet, Warren Jeffs. I remember Oprah talking to a group of girls looking like something out of House on a Prairie, who said how their one goal in life was to get married. Having been a student of Gender Studies, and chosen reli...
Elissa Wall was born into the FLDS, who are a group of Fundamentalist Mormons that practice Polygamy.Elissa was taught from a young age that she must obey men and that her mission in life is to marry and have many children.While Elissa still believed in the teachings of the FLDS at the time, she cou...
I’m always interested in how upbringing and circumstances affect belief, and in Stolen Innocence Lisa Pulitzer has helped Elissa Wall write a fascinating account of her gradual transition from mildly rebellious believer to someone who would leave behind the only world she had ever known, even though...
With the recent interest in "Polygamy USA," it seemed like a good time to obtain this book from the library. Elissa Wall's memoir details the split of the Centennial Park group from the Jeffs group at Short Creek (something from which the Centennial Park folk seem very eager to distances themselves...