[PDF/EBOOK] Secrets and Wives


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  • Secrets and Wives
  • Sanjiv Bhattacharya
  • English
  • 21 October 2019
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Read Í Secrets and Wives ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Those parts of Joseph Smith's doctrine disavowed by the LDS Church Gaining unprecedented access to these communities journalist Sanjiv Bhattacharya reveals a shadow country teeming with small town messiahs dark secrets and stories both heartbreaking and strange Polygamy's dark side incest forced marriages and physical abuse is laid bare But Bhattacharya al. 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Read Í Secrets and Wives ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub What do we really know about modern practicing polygamists not fictional ones like the Henrickson family on HBO's Big Love We've seen the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the news the underage brides in pioneer dresses on a Texas ranch But the FLDS is just one of many groups that have broken with mainstream Mormonism to follow. One of my favorite reads of the year and a fresh take on a subject which has been nearly wrung dry in most media Some people will never get enough of the autobiographical I escaped polygamy genre but I did and the subset of those books which wind up with the author finding Jesus makes me cower in apprehension of the seuel when the victim escapes their new cult But Secrets and Wives isn t like any of those books nor like any non fiction tome I ve hefted on the subject It s a personal story of an outsider looking in oddly deeply IN and bringing back out his own take on the people places and distorted histories of fundamentalist LDS sectsWhile the book is extremely moving and freuently disturbing as it unveils the tragedy of women and children and men of distorted position it s also rich with humor and personal anecdotes making it a very enjoyable read as well and tantalizingly informative Sanjiv Bhattacharya is a writer with a broad range of interests and a documentary filmmaker who attempted to parlay his previous work with FLDS into the connections he needed for this book Does he succeed It s worth reading this book to decide that for yourself I particularly recommend this book for readers who rarely venture into non fiction or who find such reading pedantic and a chore You will be pleasantly surprised

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Read Í Secrets and Wives ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub So finds warmth in the fundamentalist diaspora and even finds himself taking an ideological stand for polygamy's legalization More than just an expose of Mormon polygamy Secrets and Wives is the personal journey of a foreign atheist and liberal a stranger in a strange land who grapples with hard uestions about marriage monogamy and the very nature of faith. I enjoyed Sanjiv Bhattacharya s book He didn t seem to have an ax to grind with the polygamist families He did a lot of leg work and research in order to bring the reader a view of many of the polygamist cults in Utah I felt his growth through the book I didn t enjoy the beginning of the book as much as the middle and end because he seemed at bit too sarcastic but as he learned about the culture of polygamy I saw his growth and his sarcasm became tempered with understanding I was glad he didn t lose the sarcasm because I liked it once it was tempered a bit He said that the LDS church sends missionaries out at age 17 This is not true Young men can serve after they turn 19 and women can serve after they turn 21 He also calls Angie s son Jacob at one point which confused me until I realized that he was talking about James Overall the book is well written and I could see his personality in the book Good job with voiceI loved when he gets mad at himself for swearing when he is trying to get an interview with James Harmston because the swearing would not go over well in that environment I was saddened at Ron s story about the tape measure it shows how important it is for fathers to acknowledge their children Children need the love of their fathers his story made me tear up Stephanie s and Andrea s stories are incredibly horrible It makes me wonder why Utah s AG hasn t pressed sexual abuse charges against the Kingstons The term Sanjiv uses of polygamy fatigue is very fitting because I ve experienced it and I love that he gave it a name


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